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Drugstore Cowboy -- A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime.

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Writers:
James Fogle (novel)
Gus Van Sant (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 October 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
14 wins & 9 nominations See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Matt Dillon ... Bob

Kelly Lynch ... Dianne

James Le Gros ... Rick

Heather Graham ... Nadine
Eric Hull ... Druggist

Max Perlich ... David

James Remar ... Gentry
John Kelly ... Cop

Grace Zabriskie ... Bob's Mother

George Catalano ... Trousinski
Janet Baumhover ... Neighbor Lady
Ted D'Arms ... Neighbor Man
Neal Thomas ... Halamer
Stephen Rutledge ... Motel Manager

Beah Richards ... Drug Counselor

William S. Burroughs ... Tom the Priest
Robert Lee Pitchlynn ... Hotel Clerk
Roger Hancock ... Machinist
Michael Parker ... Crying Boy
Ray Monge ... Accomplice
Woody ... Panda the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Cooeyate ... Extra - guy with knife (uncredited)
Tom Peterson ... Himself - TV Commercial (uncredited)

Directed by
Gus Van Sant  (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
 
Writing credits
James Fogle (novel)

Gus Van Sant (screenplay) (as Gus Van Sant Jr.) and
Daniel Yost (screenplay)

William S. Burroughs  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Karen Murphy .... producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elliot Goldenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman  (as Robert Yeoman)
 
Film Editing by
Mary Bauer 
Curtiss Clayton 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
 
Art Direction by
Eve Cauley 
 
Set Decoration by
Margaret Goldsmith 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor 
 
Makeup Department
Jeanine Greville-Morris .... assistant hair stylist
Jeanine Greville-Morris .... assistant makeup artist
Gina Monaci .... hair designer
Lizbeth Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Karen Koch .... production manager
Leslie A. Leitner .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Leigh Fleck .... second assistant director
David B. Householter .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Linda Dixon .... swing gang
Michael Gastaldo .... property master
Rob Gomez .... art department assistant
Kenneth Hardy .... lead man
Benjamin Hayden .... swing gang
Christopher Kliks .... painter
Don Lundell .... carpenter (as Don Robinson Lundell)
Chris Mikolavich .... construction assistant
Chris Mikolavich .... paint assistant
Brian Montague .... art department intern
Christopher Nance .... carpenter (as Christopher J. Nance)
Dana A. Payne .... carpenter
Charles T. Riggs .... carpenter
Dan Self .... head scenic artist
William Small .... assistant property master
Missy Stewart .... set dresser
Jason Winters .... head carpenter
Gregory Yock .... construction assistant
 
Sound Department
Martha Atwell .... assistant sound editor
G.W. Brown .... adr editor
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor: Danetracks
Gary Gegan .... a.d.r./foley mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer: JDH Sound (as Wayne Heitman C.A.S.)
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer: JDH Sound (as Matthew Iadarola C.A.S.)
Joel Iwataki .... sound recording engineer
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Mark Larry .... foley editor
John Lawson .... stereo sound consultant: Ultra
Mark 'Frito' Long .... recordist: JDH Sound (as Mark Frito Long)
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Voigt)
Tom McCormick .... optical sound transfer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Tracy Toon .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Randy Vandegrift .... dialogue editor
Carl Vandervoort .... additional boom operator
Matthew Iadarola .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
David Boushey .... stunt coordinator
Steve Buckley .... stunts (as Stephen D. Buckley)
Bob MacDougall .... stunts (as Robert MacDougall)
Kathleen Reilly .... stunts
Paul Thomas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
T.J. Civis .... grip
Eric Alan Edwards .... photographer: second unit
Michael Gall .... electrician
John F. Gurney .... additional electrician
Wes Houle .... electrician
Douglas Kirkland .... still photographer
Bob Leitelt .... grip (as 'Mr. Bob' Leitelt)
Willie Mann .... best boy grip
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
Mary McGowan-Welp .... additional electrician
Michael Earl Menlow .... additional electrician (as M.E. Menlow)
Mike Moad .... dolly grip
Chris Morley .... gaffer (as Christopher Morley)
Les Percy .... key grip
Randall S. Timmerman .... second assistant camera
Demmie Todd .... unit photographer
Steven Welp .... additional electrician
Rick Wiley .... grip
Gary Yahn .... grip
 
Casting Department
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Portland (as Patti Kalles)
Julia Flores .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dana Delfs .... wardrobe assistant
Marychris Mass .... wardrobe assistant
Lynn Murdock .... assistant costume designer
Marsha Perloff .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Charles Abbott .... editorial intern
Sharon Ballin .... editorial intern
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Curtis Croeni .... first assistant editor
D-J Haanraadts .... second assistant editor (as 'D.J.' Haanraadts)
Randal Holmes .... editorial intern
Maureen Iser .... post-production coordinator
Mike Milliken .... negative timer
Lisa Rosen .... post-production coordinator
Caroline Ross .... additional editor
Elizabeth Schmidt .... apprentice editor (as Elizabeth Fulton)
Tom Walton .... post-production intern
 
Location Management
Charles Harrington .... location manager
Matt Rask .... assistant locations
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Randal Case .... music coordinator
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer
Richard Martinez .... associate music producer
Kosmo Vinyl .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Harry Alston .... driver
Pedro Amaya .... driver
William 'Fleet' Eakland .... transportation coordinator
Robert Eckholt .... driver
Larry Gersten .... driver
John Hannah .... driver
Scott Hubacek .... driver
Lawrence Odgen .... driver
Bruce Simballa .... transportation captain
John Jan Slovinec .... driver
Randall A. Small .... driver: camera car (as Randy Small)
Larry Smith .... driver
Pat Stubbs .... driver
Paul Thomas .... driver
 
Other crew
Christina Ajalat .... assistant coordinator
Eric Anderson .... office production assistant
Jo Barnett .... production accountant
Linda Bloom-Hedine .... craft service
Heather J. Braden .... production assistant
Kathy Clark .... unit publicist
Michelle Croft .... first aid
Gwen Everman .... assistant accountant
Linda Feldman .... craft service
Judy Geletko .... additional accountant
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor
Michael Kerras .... extras coordinator
Chloe King .... assistant to producers (as Chloé King)
Kendra King .... assistant: Mr. Brokaw
Kelly Leistritz .... stand-in
Claudia Lewis .... production executive
Kim Lorati .... production intern
Tito Matos .... stand-in
Eric McLeod .... production coordinator
Janis C. Nelson .... legal services
Susan O'Leary .... office production assistant
Laurie Parker .... production executive
Shannon Putnam .... stand-in
Alex Rad .... production intern
Mark Saltveit .... set production assistant
Erick H. Schultz .... set production assistant
Drew Silverman .... office production assistant
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Eliasberg .... special acknowledgment
Gary Tieche .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Certification:
Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating on appeal) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #29905) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Around the thirty-minute mark, Bob accidentally smashes the lamp behind him while swinging his golf club. This was not actually scripted; it was a real accident by Matt Dillon.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the opening shot with Bobby, the camera crew is reflected in the drugstore window.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bob:I was once a shameless full-time dope fiend.
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Soundtrack:
Judy in DisguiseSee more »

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