My Own Private Idaho Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

Summary: Surreal character study focusing on the friendship between two male hustlers, Mike and Scott, in Portland, Oregon. They live on the streets, do drugs, and sell themselves to men and women. Mike is quiet, gay and suffers from narcolepsy. Abandoned as a child, he is obsessed with finding his long-lost mother. Scott is the rebellious son of a high-ranking family, who lives this life mostly to embarrass his father. Mike is in love with Scott, who still maintains he is straight and insists that his wild lifestyle on the streets is only temporary. Together, they embark on a quest to find Mike's mother, traveling from Portland to Idaho to Italy, with Scott picking up a beautiful girl along the way.
Runtime: 104 min
Rating: Rated R for strong sensuality, language and drug use.
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, Italian
Home Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
Director Credit
Gus Van Sant Director
Writer Credit
Gus Van Sant Written By
William Shakespeare Play "Henry IV"
Principal Cast Credit
Keanu Reeves Scott Favor
River Phoenix Mike Waters
Cast Credit
Chiara Caselli Carmella
Flea Budd
Grace Zabriskie Alena
James Russo Richard Waters
Jessie Thomas Denise
Michael Parker Digger
Mickey Cottrell Daddy Carroll
Robert Lee Pitchlynn Walt
Rodney Harvey Gary
Sally Curtice Jane Lightwork
Tom Troupe Jack Favor
Udo Kier Hans
William Richert Bob Pigeon
Producer Credit
Allan Mindel Co-Executive Producer
Anthony Brand Line Producer
Laurie Parker Producer
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