My Own Private Idaho

Wherever, whatever, have a nice day.

My Own Private Idaho (1991)


In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay 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.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Gus Van Sant

Release Date: 1991-09-29
Status: Released
Run time: 102 min / 1:42
Budget: $2,500,000
Revenue: $6,401,336
Production Company : Fine Line Features
Production Country: United States of America



River Phoenix
Michael "Mike" Waters
Keanu Reeves
Scott Favor
James Russo
Richard Waters
William Richert
Bob Pigeon
Rodney Harvey
Chiara Caselli
Michael Parker
Jessie Thomas
Grace Zabriskie
Tom Troupe
Jack Favor
Udo Kier
Sally Curtice
Jane Lightwork
Robert Lee Pitchlynn
Mickey Cottrell
Daddy Carroll
Wade Evans
Matthew Ebert
Tom Cramer
Vana O'Brien
Sharon Waters
Shaun Jordan
Cafe Kid
Scott Patrick Green
Coverboy / Cafe Kid
Shawn Wight
Cafe Kid
George Conner
Bad George
Oliver Kirk
Indian Cop
Stanley Hainsworth
Joshua Halladay
Baby Mike
Douglas Tollenen
Little Richard
Steven Clark Pachosa
Hotel Manager
Lannie Swerdlow
Disco Manager
Wally Gaarsland
Rock Promoter
Bryan Wilson
Rock Promoter
Mark Weaver
Rock Promoter
Conrad 'Bud' Montgomery
Rock Promoter
Pat Patterson
Steve Vernelson
Mike Cascadden
Eric Hull
Mayor's Aid
James A. Arling
Jim Caviezel
Airline Clerk
Ana Cavinato
Melanie Mosely
Lounge Hostess
Greg Murphy
David Reppinhagen
Yuppie at Jake's
Tiger Warren
Massimo Di Cataldo
Italian Street Boy
Pao Pei Andreoli
Italian Street Boy
Robert Egon
Italian Street Boy
Paolo Baiocco
Italian Street Boy
Mario Stracciarolo
Mike's Italian Client
Gus Van Sant
Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited)


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

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