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Matt Dillon cited this film as his personal favorite, of all the films he has done.
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This film was based on the writings of James Fogle, who was a real-life criminal and drug addict who robbed drugstores.
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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.
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The roles of Bob and Dianne were offered to Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.
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During a show on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) in 1997, Conan O'Brien told guest Kelly Lynch that this is one of his all-time favorite films.
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989) was #2 on Roger Ebert's list of the "Best Films of 1989."
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This movie was picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films," in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in October 1997.
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This film was chosen by Premiere magazine as one of the "100 Movies That Shook the World" in their October 1998 issue. The list ranked the most "daring movies ever made."
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Rx Bandits took their name from this film. They were originally called the Pharmaceutical Bandits but changed their name, because people were constantly misspelling "pharmaceutical" on flyers and posters.
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This film was chosen by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "100 New Classics," ranking as #74 in their June 20, 2008 issue. The issue ranked the greatest movies of the previous twenty-five years.
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Dianne (Kelly Lynch) can be seen in the first drugstore robbery scene stealing a copy of Erich Segal's "Love Story." Other books in the shelf are "Dialogues with the Devil" and "Great Lion of God," both by Taylor Caldwell, "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth, "Thirteen Days" by Robert F. Kennedy, "Search" by Diane Kennedy Pike, "The Angel Inside Went Soar," "Heart of the High Country" by Elizabeth Gowans, and "The Psychic Reader" by Martin Ebon.
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This is actor Justin Long's favorite film.
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989) was #3 on Gene Siskel 's list of the "Best Films of 1989."
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The "hat on a bed" as bad luck idea turns up in the beginning of the noir classic Shield for Murder (1954)
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Included among the "1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die," edited by Steven Schneider.
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