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 514 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)
Editing Mary Bauer Editor
Art David Brisbin Production Design
Production Richard Pagano Casting
Art Margaret Goldsmith Set Decoration
Sound Elliot Goldenthal Original Music Composer
Writing Gus Van Sant Screenplay
Writing Daniel Yost Screenplay
Production Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Production Karen Murphy Producer
Production Nick Wechsler Producer
Production Sharon Bialy Casting
Camera Robert D. Yeoman Director of Photography
Art Eve Cauley Art Direction
Art Michael Gastaldo Property Master
Editing Curtiss Clayton Editor
Directing David B. Householter First Assistant Director
Art Missy Stewart Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Lizbeth Williamson Makeup Artist
Camera Les Percy Key Grip
Sound Mark 'Frito' Long Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Marsha Perloff Wardrobe Supervisor
Directing Robin Leigh Fleck Second Assistant Director
Sound Matthew Iadarola Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator
Crew Leslie A. Leitner Post Production Supervisor
Sound Joan Rowe Foley Artist
Writing James Fogle Novel
Costume & Make-Up Gina Monaci Hair Designer
Directing Jane Goldsmith Script Supervisor
Sound Jerry Trent Foley Artist
Lighting Chris Morley Gaffer
Sound John Kwiatkowski Sound Effects Editor
Sound Joel Iwataki Sound Engineer
Production Karen Koch Production Manager
Production Eric McLeod Production Coordinator
Sound Dane A. Davis Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Second Unit Director of Photography
Sound Ron Judkins Sound Mixer
Crew David Boushey Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costume Designer
Production Laurie Parker Production Executive
Production Charles Harrington Location Manager
Production Claudia Lewis Production Executive
Sound Wayne Heitman Sound Re-Recording Mixer