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My Own Private Idaho [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1991]

Release Date:03/01/2005

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
    • Exclusive new audio interview with Gus Van Sant by filmmaker Todd Haynes
    • The Making of My Own Private Idaho
    • Kings of the Road
    • New video conversation between producer Laurie Parker and River Phoenix's sister Rain
    • New audio conversation between writer JT LeRoy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette
    • Deleted scenes


    My Own Private Idaho
    Gus Van Sant's dreamtime riff on Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II" features River Phoenix as Mike Waters, a narcoleptic male hustler who is first seen drifting on a stretch of highway in Idaho. Mike shifts from Seattle to Portland, where he has taken up with Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves), who is also a hustler. The difference between them is Mike's sleepy state betrays an uncertain future, while Scott is ready to inherit a fortune from his father within a week. Mike feels a real affection for Scott, but Scott does not believe men can really love each other. Besides, Scott is mostly hustling as a means of slumming and killing time before he inherits his money. Mike, however, delusionally thinks Scott will continue with his life as a drifter after receiving his inheritance. Mike's belief is shared by the dregs of Portland, who live out of an abandoned hotel with their spiritual leader Bob (film director William Richert). They're convinced Scott's fortune will benefit them all, when in reality Scott has other plans. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • River Phoenix
      River Phoenix - Mike Waters
    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - Scott Favor
    • James Russo
      James Russo - Richard Waters
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      William Richert - Bob Pigeon
    • Rodney Harvey
      Rodney Harvey - Gary

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