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My Own Private Idaho

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Original title
My Own Private Idaho
Running time
104 min.
United States United States
Gus Van Sant
Bill Stafford
Eric Alan Edwards, John J. Campbell
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New Line Cinema
Drama | Gay & Lesbian. Prostitution. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US). Road Movie
Synopsis / Plot
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in Gus Van Sant’s haunting tale of two young sreet hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest from the grungy streets to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life at society’s margins.
1991: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (River Phoenix)
1991: Festival Toronto: FIPRESCI Award
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best Film
1991: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Phoenix) & Screenplay
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