My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix
Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: River Phoenix
River Phoenix
, Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
, James Russo
James Russo
Gus Van Sant

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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Overview

Gus Van Sant's dreamtime riff on Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II" features River Phoenix as Mike Waters, a narcoleptic male hustler who is first seen drifting on a stretch of highway in Idaho. Mike shifts from Seattle to Portland, where he has taken up with Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves), who is also a hustler. The difference between them is Mike's sleepy state betrays an uncertain future, while Scott is ready to inherit a fortune from his father within a week. Mike feels a real affection for Scott, but Scott does not believe men can really love each other. Besides, Scott is mostly hustling as a means of slumming and killing time before he inherits his money. Mike, however, delusionally thinks Scott will continue with his life as a drifter after receiving his inheritance. Mike's belief is shared by the dregs of Portland, who live out of an abandoned hotel with their spiritual leader Bob (film director William Richert). They're convinced Scott's fortune will benefit them all, when in reality Scott has other plans.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2015
UPC: 0715515158619
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 7,190

Special Features

Illustrated 2005 audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes The making of "My Private Idaho," a 2005 documentary featuring cast and crew Kings of the road, a 2005 interview with film scholar Paul Arthur on Van Sant's adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV and Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight Conversation from 2005 between writer JT LeRoy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette Deleted scenes Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
River Phoenix Mike Waters
Keanu Reeves Scott Favor
James Russo Richard Waters
William Richert Bob Pigeon
Rodney Harvey Gary
Chiara Caselli Carmella
Jesse Thomas Denise
Flea Budd
Grace Zabriskie Alena
Missimo de Cataldo Italian Street Boy
Stanley Hainesworth Dirtman
Conrad "Bud" Montgomery Rock Promoter
Michael Parker Digger
Tom Troupe Jack Favor
Udo Kier Hans
Sally Curtice Jane Lightwork
Robert Lee Pitchlynn Walt
Mickey Cottrell Daddy Carroll
Wade Evans Wade
Matt Ebert Coverboy
Scott Patrick Green Coverboy/Cafe Kid
Tom Cramer Coverboy
Vana O'Brien Sharon Waters
Shaun Jordan Cafe Kid
Shawn Jones Cafe Kid
George Conner Bad George
Oliver Kirk Indian Cop
Joshua Halladay Baby Mike
Douglas Tollenen Little Richard
Stephen Clark Pachosa Hotel Manager
Lannie Swerdlow Disco Manager
Wally Gaarsland Rock Promoter
Brian Wilson Rock Promoter
Mark Weaver Rock Promoter
Pat Patterson Cop
Steve Vernelson Cop
Mike Cascadden Cop
Eric Hull Mayor's Aide
James A. Arling Minister
James Caviezel Airline Clerk
Ana Cavinato Stewardess
Melanie Mosely Lounge Hostess
Greg Murphy Carl
David Reppinhagen Yuppie at Jake's
Tiger Warren Himself
Pao Pei Andreoli Italian Street Boy
Robert Egon Italian Street Boy
Paolo Baiocco Italian Street Boy
Mario Stracciarolo Mike's Italian Client
Jesse Merz Mean Kid (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Gus Van Sant Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Brisbin Production Designer
John J. Campbell Cinematographer
Curtiss Clayton Editor
Eric Alan Edwards Cinematographer
Ken Hardy Production Designer
Allan Mindel Co-producer
Laurie Parker Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Melissa Stewart Set Decoration/Design

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