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My Own Private Idaho

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Director: Gus Van Sant Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 1991

Starring: James Russo, Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, Rodney Harvey, William Richert

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV,” Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike’s estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

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