My Own Private Idaho (1992)
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|Mike is a narcoleptic street hustler haunted by his idyllic memories of childhood and obsessed with finding his mother and scott is a runaway rich kid who's on a personal crusade to find the meaning of life, biding his time until her inherits an estate.|
Editor's NoteA narcoleptic, psychologically-scarred young man who peddles his body, and his best friend, who also works the streets though he's from a wealthy political family, wander together and apart, from Seattle to as far away as Italy. A loose reworking of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," with Reeves as the prodigal son who slums in the Pacific Northwest's junkie lowlife milieu.
Cast & Crew
|William S. Burroughs|
|Curtiss Clayton - Editor|
|Gus Van Sant - Screenplay|
|Gus Van Sant - Director|
|Laurie Parker - Producer|
Plot SummarySemi-documentary footage of Seattle street hustling mixes with highly theatrical Shakespearean speech in this very loose adaptation of "Henry IV." In Seattle, Mike, a male prostitute and narcoleptic, meets Scott, who is rebelling against his wealthy family by working the streets. The two decide to embark on a search for Mike's long-lost mother, and their journey leads them first to Mike's home in Idaho and then to Italy.