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Drugstore Cowboy

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Original title
Drugstore Cowboy
Running time
100 min.
United States United States
Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost (Novel: James Fogle)
Elliot Goldenthal
Robert D. Yeoman
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Avenue Pictures
Drama | Drugs. Road Movie. 1970s. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Bob (Matt Dillon) is an energetic junkie who leads his wife (Kelly Lynch) and another couple on a reckless spree of drugstore robberies, for drugs. When he has a brush with death, Bob realizes he must leave both his addiction and his wife if he wants to survive. Van Sant's lush photography gives us a glimpse into these lives, lending immortality to people on the fringes of society.
1989: Independent Spirit Awards: 4 Awards inc. Best Actor (Dillon). 8 Nominations
1989: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay
1989: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Picture
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