My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Wherever, whatever, have a nice day.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-02-01
  • User Rating: 7.046/10 from 1018 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fine Line Features
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gus Van Sant
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In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a 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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  • River Phoenix

    as Michael "Mike" Waters
  • Keanu Reeves

    as Scott Favor
  • James Russo

    as Richard Waters
  • William Richert

    as Bob Pigeon
  • Rodney Harvey

    as Gary
  • Chiara Caselli

    as Carmella
  • Michael Parker

    as Digger
  • Jessie Thomas

    as Denise
  • Flea

    as Budd
  • Grace Zabriskie

    as Alena
  • Tom Troupe

    as Jack Favor
  • Udo Kier

    as Hans
  • Sally Curtice

    as Jane Lightwork
  • Robert Lee Pitchlynn

    as Walt
  • Mickey Cottrell

    as Daddy Carroll
  • Wade Evans

    as Wade
  • Matthew Ebert

    as Coverboy
  • Tom Cramer

    as Coverboy
  • Vana O'Brien

    as Sharon Waters
  • Shaun Jordan

    as Cafe Kid
  • Scott Patrick Green

    as Coverboy / Cafe Kid
  • Shawn Wight

    as Cafe Kid
  • George Conner

    as Bad George
  • Oliver Kirk

    as Indian Cop
  • Stanley Hainsworth

    as Dirtman
  • Joshua Halladay

    as Baby Mike
  • Douglas Tollenen

    as Little Richard
  • Steven Clark Pachosa

    as Hotel Manager
  • Lannie Swerdlow

    as Disco Manager
  • Wally Gaarsland

    as Rock Promoter
  • Bryan Wilson

    as Rock Promoter
  • Mark Weaver

    as Rock Promoter
  • Conrad 'Bud' Montgomery

    as Rock Promoter
  • Pat Patterson

    as Cop
  • Steve Vernelson

    as Cop
  • Mike Cascadden

    as Cop
  • Eric Hull

    as Mayor's Aid
  • James A. Arling

    as Minister
  • Jim Caviezel

    as Airline Clerk
  • Ana Cavinato

    as Stewardess
  • Melanie Mosely

    as Lounge Hostess
  • Greg Murphy

    as Carl
  • David Reppinhagen

    as Yuppie at Jake's
  • Tiger Warren

    as Himself
  • Massimo Di Cataldo

    as Italian Street Boy
  • Robert Egon

    as Italian Street Boy
  • Paolo Baiocco

    as Italian Street Boy
  • Mario Stracciarolo

    as Mike's Italian Client
  • Gus Van Sant

    as Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited)
  • Pao Pei Andreoli

    as Italian Street Boy
Crew James L. Brooks Thanks
Production Laurie Parker Producer
Costume & Make-Up Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costume Design
Directing David Minkowski Second Assistant Director
Writing Gus Van Sant Screenplay
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Camera John J. Campbell Director of Photography
Production Anthony Brand Line Producer
Sound Bill Stafford Original Music Composer
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Director of Photography
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Additional Still Photographer
Editing Curtiss Clayton Editor
Art David Brisbin Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Gina Monaci Makeup Artist
Crew Nick Wechsler Thanks
Art Missy Stewart Set Decoration
Camera Scott Patrick Green Additional Still Photographer
Editing Amy E. Duddleston Assistant Editor
Crew Donna L. Bascom Thanks
Crew Anne Hyvarinen Scenic Artist
Sound Peter Appleton Sound Editor
Sound Paul A. Sharpe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bill Sheppard Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Charles Armstrong Construction Coordinator
Crew Solomon J. LeFlore Thanks
Art Kenneth Hardy Art Direction
Sound Kelley Baker Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick Winters Sound Editor
Directing Phred Palmer Assistant Director
Crew Camela Galano Thanks
Production Sandy Collister Casting Associate
Crew Ira Schreck Legal Services
Production Allesandra Ravenna Production Coordinator
Crew Sally Parker Craft Service
Visual Effects Tom Arndt Visual Effects Coordinator
Sound Michael F. Newman Sound Editor