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My Own Private Idaho ()


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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

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Mike Waters
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Scott Favor
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Richard Waters
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Bob Pigeon
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Gary
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Carmella
Michael Parker ...
Digger
Jessie Thomas ...
Denise
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Budd
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Alena
Tom Troupe ...
Jack Favor
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Hans
Sally Curtice ...
Jane Lightwork
Robert Lee Pitchlynn ...
Walt
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Daddy Carroll
Wade Evans ...
Wade
Matthew Ebert ...
Coverboy (as Matt Ebert)
Scott Patrick Green ...
Coverboy / Cafe Kid
Tom Cramer ...
Coverboy
Vana O'Brien ...
Sharon Waters
Shaun Jordan ...
Cafe Kid
Shawn Wight ...
Cafe Kid (as Shawn Jones)
George Conner ...
Bad George
Oliver Kirk ...
Indian Cop
Stanley Hainsworth ...
Dirtman (as Stanley Hainesworth)
Joshua Halladay ...
Baby Mike
Douglas Tollenen ...
Little Richard
Steven Clark Pachosa ...
Hotel Manager (as Stephen Clark Pachosa)
Lannie Swerdlow ...
Disco Manager
Wally Gaarsland ...
Rock Promoter
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Rock Promoter (as Bryan Wilson)
Mark Weaver ...
Rock Promoter
Conrad 'Bud' Montgomery ...
Rock Promoter
Pat Patterson ...
Cop
Steve Vernelson ...
Cop
Mike Cascadden ...
Cop
Eric Hull ...
Mayor's Aide
James A. Arling ...
Minister
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Airline Clerk (as James Caviezel)
Ana Cavinato ...
Stewardess
Melanie Mosely ...
Lounge Hostess
Greg Murphy ...
Carl
David Reppinhagen ...
Yuppie at Jake's
Tiger Warren ...
Himself
Massimo Di Cataldo ...
Italian Street Boy
Pao Pei Andreoli ...
Italian Street Boy
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Italian Street Boy
Paolo Baiocco ...
Italian Street Boy
Mario Stracciarolo ...
Mike's Italian Client
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Yuppie at Jake's (uncredited)
Kirsten Kuppenbender ...
Portland Street Girl (uncredited)
Jesse Merz ...
Mean Kid #2 (uncredited)
Tom Peterson ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Eli Swenson ...
Street Hustler - Seattle (uncredited)
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Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gus Van Sant

Written by

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Gus Van Sant ... (screenplay)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play "Henry IV") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Anthony Brand ... line producer (as Tony Brand)
Solomon J. LeFlore ... consulting producer
Allan Mindel ... co-executive producer
Laurie Parker ... producer

Music by

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Bill Stafford

Cinematography by

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John J. Campbell ... (as John Campbell)
Eric Alan Edwards

Film Editing by

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Curtiss Clayton

Editorial Department

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Nils Benson ... apprentice film editor
Trevor Cable ... editorial intern
Amy E. Duddleston ... assistant film editor
Bill Scott ... color timer
Jeff Smithwick ... color timer
Teresa Tamiyasu ... post-production assistant
Karen Thorndike ... negative cutter

Production Design by

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David Brisbin

Art Direction by

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Kenneth Hardy

Set Decoration by

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Missy Stewart ... (as Melissa Stewart)

Costume Design by

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Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Makeup Department

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Gina Monaci ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Paul Hellerman ... unit production manager
Paolo Tinari ... production manager: Italy

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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D-J Haanraadts ... assistant director: Italy
Kris Krengel ... first assistant director
David Minkowski ... second assistant director
Phred Palmer ... assistant director: Italy
John O. Brown III ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Charles Armstrong ... construction coordinator
J. Adam Bogle ... painter (as Adam Bogle)
Nina Bradford ... swing gang
Chistine Chapman ... assistant scenic
Sean Fong ... swing gang
Benjamin Hayden ... lead man
Anne Hyvarinen ... lead scenic artist
Anton Kimball ... paintings: Richard Waters
Ed Kuchar ... wall covering specialist
Kevin Lindeman ... art department assistant
Arnold Pander ... storyboard artist
Dan Self ... set dresser (as Daniel Self) / swing (as Daniel Self)
Cary Shafer ... construction foreman
Vittorio Troiani ... property master: Italy
Ken Erck ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ellen Freund ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Peter Appleton ... sound editor
Kelley Baker ... supervising sound editor
Forrest Brakeman ... adr recordist
Kelly Cannon ... sound intern
Jan Cyr ... sound mixer: Seattle
Dean Giammarco ... mixing assistant
Mark Goodermote ... boom operator: Seattle
Jon Huck ... sound mixer: Italy
Karen Karbo ... foley walker
Parker Logan ... dialogue continuity
Robert Marts ... sound mixer: Seattle
Steve Miller ... foley walker
Michael F. Newman ... sound editor
Robert Polich ... boom operator
Paul A. Sharpe ... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Tom Sheft ... sound editing assistant
Bill Sheppard ... re-recording mixer
Concha Solano ... sound editing assistant
Reinhard Stergar ... sound mixer
Peter Weiss ... boom operator: Italy
Patrick Winters ... sound editor
Wayne Woods ... adr recording engineer (as W. Wayne Woods) / foley recording engineer (as W. Wayne Woods)
David Abrahamsen ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bruce Murphy ... stereo sound consultant: Ultra (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Venora Dobrowolski ... mechanical effects: The Illusion Works
John H. Schmeer ... mechanical effects: The Illusion Works (as Jon Henry Schmeer)

Visual Effects by

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Tom Arndt ... visual effects coordinator (as Thomas Arndt)
Laura Di Trapani ... visual effects crew
Karen Hout ... visual effects crew (as Karen E. Hout)
Janet Karecki ... visual effects crew
Kathleen Nichols ... visual effects crew
Steve Warner ... visual effects crew
Chel White ... visual effects crew

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edward Barnes ... best boy grip (as Ted Barnes)
Jeff Duffy ... generator operator / grip
Eric Alan Edwards ... additional still photographer
Rolando Ferrario ... first assistant camera: Italy
Massimo Galiano ... best boy: Italy (as Massimo Galliano)
Gary Gatewood ... second assistant camera
Agostino Gorga ... gaffer: Italy (as Tino Gorga)
Scott Patrick Green ... additional still photographer
Antonio La Barbera ... electrician: Italy (as Antonio Labarbera)
Matthew May ... best boy electric
Giuliano Mazzoni ... electrician: Italy
Mark McGinnis ... dolly grip (as Mark Mc Ginnis)
Jeff Mishler ... first assistant camera
Rebecca Revak ... grip (as Rebecca M. Revak)
Giancarlo Rocchetti ... key grip: Italy
Vincenzo Savino ... still photographer: Italy
Dennis Sherwood ... grip
Albert Tablanza ... uncredited
Abigayle Tarsches ... still photographer
Bruce Weber ... special photography
T.J. Civis ... grip (uncredited)
Mark Watson ... key grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Don Campeau ... extras casting: Central Extras Casting (as Donald Campeau)
Patti Carns Kalles ... extras casting: Seattle (as Patti Kalles)
Sandy Collister ... casting associate
Yvonne Couture ... extras casting: Central Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Vanessa Vogel ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Vicky Berglund-Davenport ... locations: Seattle (as Vicky Berglund)
Sara Burton ... location manager
Jeff Selis ... assistant location manager (as Jeffrey Selis)

Music Department

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Dean Baskerville ... music recording technician
Kim Burton ... musician: viola
Vernon Dunn ... musician: banjo
Steve Einhorn ... music assistant
Rob Farley ... music engineer
Sandy Gernhart ... musician: yodeling and accordion
Donald Granger ... musician: whistler
Jamie Haggerty ... additional music arranger / musician: dulcimer and synthesizer
Scott Hybl ... music engineer
Richard Letcher ... musician: banjo
Richard McNutt ... musician: vibraphone (as Richard Mc Nutt)
Richard Meyers ... musician: saw
Jean G. Poulot ... additional music arranger (as Jean Poulot) / musician: hurdy gurdy and tar (as Jean Poulot)
Lori Presthus ... musician: cello
Dorothy Rust ... musician: french horn
Bill Stafford ... music arranger / musician: pedal steel guitar
Elliot Sweetland ... musician: banjo
Hollis Taylor ... musician: violin
Bruce Van Buskirk ... musician: recorders

Transportation Department

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Robert Giasson ... driver
Mark James ... transportation coordinator
Carol Knotts ... driver
J.R. Knotts ... driver
Mark Knotts ... transportation captain
Franco Moranti ... driver: Italy
Katrina L. Sanders ... driver (as Katrina Sanders-Payne)
Marvin LaRoy Sanders ... driver (as Marvin Sanders)
Tom Scherer ... driver

Other crew

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Christina Ajalat ... assistant to producer
Julianna Arenson ... production accountant
Peter Barnett ... production caterer: Premiere Catering
Amanda Brand ... production coordinator
Kelly Brooks ... walla group
John Brown ... production assistant
Chas Bruce ... title designer (as Chas. Bruce)
Aldo Cestini ... caterer: Italy
Richard Cottrell ... unit publicist
Jake Culver ... research consultant
Matthew Ebert ... production assistant (as Matt Ebert)
Wade Evans ... walla group
Cam Galano ... international sales
Shaun Gavin ... set security
Jane Goldsmith ... script supervisor
Jill Goldstein ... legal services: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz
Anne Gordon ... animal handler
Scott Patrick Green ... assistant to director / walla group
Eric Hull ... walla group
Shaun Jordan ... walla group
Arthur Klein ... legal services: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz
Chris Lowenstein ... production assistant
Mary Ann Marino ... production coordinator
Jeff Martin ... assistant caterer
Rolf Mittweg ... international sales
Vana O'Brien ... walla group
Phred Palmer ... assistant to producer
Mike Parker ... walla group
Sally Parker ... craft service
Allesandra Ravenna ... production coordinator: Italy
Tom Scherer ... cook
Ira Schreck ... legal services: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz
Teresa Tamiyasu ... production office manager
Jessie Thomas ... walla group
Lorenzo Dalla Vedova ... production assistant: Italy
Bryan Wilson ... walla group
Bundy Chanock ... set medic (uncredited)
Brad Stephens ... publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mindy Affrime ... special thanks
Dawn Ahrens ... special thanks
Fabrizio Albertoni ... special thanks
Donna L. Bascom ... the filmmakers wish to express their gratitude to (as Donna Bascom)
Jane Berliner ... special thanks
James L. Brooks ... special thanks
Iris Burton ... special thanks
Nan Bush ... special thanks
Silvano Cappelli ... special thanks
Antonia Coffman ... special thanks
Rich Conaty ... special thanks
Melanie Cook ... special thanks
Walt Curtis ... special thanks
Cam Galano ... the filmmakers wish to express their gratitude to
Richard J. Gelfand ... special thanks (as Richard Gelfand)
Steven Gerse ... special thanks (as Steve Gerse)
Matt Groening ... special thanks
Elton John ... special thanks
Michael Kern ... special thanks
Stephen Kimberly ... special thanks (as Dr. Stephen Kimberly M.D.)
Solomon J. LeFlore ... special thanks
Laura Lodato ... special thanks
Alan Keeston Lowery ... special thanks
Marjie Lundell ... special thanks
Madonna ... special thanks
Cathy Main ... special thanks
Richard Miyashiro ... special thanks
Thom Mount ... special thanks
Micki Myshrall ... special thanks
Scott Melloo Nall Jr. ... dedicatee
Janis C. Nelson ... special thanks (as Janis Nelson)
Pat Nogle ... special thanks
Sandy Nogle ... special thanks
Buckley Norris ... special thanks
Arlyn Phoenix ... special thanks
Rain Phoenix ... special thanks
Jeff Plew ... special thanks
John Plew ... special thanks
Prudence Ragsdale ... special thanks
Sonoko Sakai ... special thanks
Bette L. Smith ... special thanks (as Betty L. Smith)
Erwin Stoff ... special thanks
Harry Swerdlow ... special thanks
Hughie Tanner ... special thanks
The B-52's ... thanks
Bobbi Thompson ... special thanks
Gus Van Sant Sr. ... special thanks
Nick Wechsler ... special thanks
Bob Zurcher ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Mike Waters lives on the street and befriends the somewhat older and streetwise Scott Favor who shows him what is necessary to survive. Waters suffers from narcolepsy and can fall asleep at any moment and in almost any circumstance. Favor comes from a rich family and is rebelling against his own background. They travel together extensively - Waters is driven by the need to find his biological mother - and spend time in Italy. Later in life however, Favor has joined mainstream society and has little time for his old friend. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world. See more »
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Also Known As
  • My Private Idaho (Japan, English title)
  • My Private Idaho - Das Ende der Unschuld (Germany)
  • Das Ende der Unschuld (Germany)
  • Mi Idaho privado (Spain)
  • Idaho (Canada, French title)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $68,542, 06 Oct 1991

Did You Know?

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Trivia Many members of the cast (including River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Flea, and Michael Parker) moved into director Gus Van Sant's large old house in Portland, Oregon during filming. They apparently caused such a disturbance (staying up late, getting drunk, partying, and playing music) and overtook the house to such an extent, that Van Sant eventually had to move out of his own house and stay with a friend, in order to get some sleep. See more »
Goofs Mike's brother Richard speaks with a New York accent even though he's from Idaho. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Phoenix Portal (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Cattle Call See more »
Quotes Scott Favor: I only have sex with a guy for money.
Mike Waters: Yeah, I know.
Scott Favor: And two guys can't love each other.
Mike Waters: Yeah.
Mike Waters: Well, I don't know. I mean... I mean, for me, I could love someone even if I, you know, wasn't paid for it... I love you, and... you don't pay me.
Scott Favor: Mike...
Mike Waters: I really wanna kiss you, man... Well goodnight, man... I love you though... You know that... I do love you.
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