My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Wherever, whatever, have a nice day.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-02-01
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 1086 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • 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
  • William Richert

    as Bob Pigeon
  • Udo Kier

    as Hans
  • Chiara Caselli

    as Carmella
  • James Russo

    as Richard Waters
  • Rodney Harvey

    as Gary
  • Michael Parker

    as Digger
  • Jessica Makinson

    as Denise
  • Flea

    as Budd
  • Grace Zabriskie

    as Alena
  • Tom Troupe

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