Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Sooner or later, someone will pay the price.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1989-10-20
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 487 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Avenue Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gus Van Sant
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Portland, Oregon, 1971. Bob Hughes is the charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skillfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine cabinets in order to appease their insatiable need for drugs. But neither fun nor luck last forever.

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  • Matt Dillon

    as Bob
  • Kelly Lynch

    as Dianne
  • James Remar

    as Gentry
  • James Le Gros

    as Rick
  • Heather Graham

    as Nadine
  • Beah Richards

    as Drug Counselor
  • Grace Zabriskie

    as Bob's Mother
  • Max Perlich

    as David
  • William S. Burroughs

    as Tom the Priest
  • Eric Hull

    as Druggist
  • John Kelly

    as Cop
  • George Catalano

    as Trousinski
  • Janet Baumhover

    as Neighbor Lady
  • Ted D'Arms

    as Neighbor Man
  • Neal Thomas

    as Halamer
  • Stephen Rutledge

    as Hotel Manager
  • Robert Lee Pitchlynn

    as Hotel Clerk
  • Roger Hancock

    as Machinist
  • Michael Parker

    as Crying Boy
  • Ray Monge

    as Accomplice
  • Gus Van Sant

    as Himself (uncredited)
Production Eric McLeod Production Coordinator
Production Laurie Parker Production Executive
Costume & Make-Up Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costume Designer
Production Richard Pagano Casting
Writing Gus Van Sant Screenplay
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Sound Elliot Goldenthal Original Music Composer
Camera Robert D. Yeoman Director of Photography
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Second Unit Director of Photography
Editing Curtiss Clayton Editor
Art David Brisbin Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Gina Monaci Hair Designer
Production Karen Murphy Producer
Production Nick Wechsler Producer
Writing James Fogle Novel
Writing Daniel Yost Screenplay
Production Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Editing Mary Bauer Editor
Production Sharon Bialy Casting
Art Eve Cauley Art Direction
Art Margaret Goldsmith Set Decoration
Art Missy Stewart Set Dresser
Sound Dane A. Davis Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Joel Iwataki Sound Engineer
Costume & Make-Up Lizbeth Williamson Makeup Artist
Directing David B. Householter First Assistant Director
Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator
Sound John Kwiatkowski Sound Effects Editor
Sound Joan Rowe Foley Artist
Sound Jerry Trent Foley Artist
Production Karen Koch Production Manager
Sound Ron Judkins Sound Mixer
Sound Wayne Heitman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Matthew Iadarola Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mark 'Frito' Long Sound Recordist
Production Charles Harrington Location Manager
Directing Jane Goldsmith Script Supervisor
Art Michael Gastaldo Property Master
Production Claudia Lewis Production Executive
Crew David Boushey Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Marsha Perloff Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Les Percy Key Grip
Directing Robin Leigh Fleck Second Assistant Director
Lighting Chris Morley Gaffer
Crew Leslie A. Leitner Post Production Supervisor