Drugstore Cowboy


Drugstore Cowboy
Drugstore Cowboy

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Directed by Gus Van Sant
Produced by Karen Murphy
Cary Brokaw
Nick Wechsler
Written by James Fogle (novel)
Gus Van Sant
Daniel Yost
Starring Matt Dillon
Kelly Lynch
James Remar
James Le Gros
Heather Graham
William Burroughs
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography Robert Yeoman
Editing by Mary Bauer
Curtiss Clayton
Distributed by International Video Entertainment
Avenue Pictures
Release date(s) October 9, 1989
Running time 102 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,500,000
Box office $4,729,352

Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 crime drama directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, based on a novel by James Fogle. Matt Dillon stars in the title role, and Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, and William S. Burroughs are also featured. Drugstore Cowboy was filmed mainly around Portland, Oregon. The film's score was written by composer Elliot Goldenthal. Drugstore Cowboy was Van Sant's breakthrough picture. Drugstore Cowboy was listed on the top ten list of both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert for films released in 1989. The film was very well received critically.[1][2]

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Plot

The story follows Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) and his "family" of drug addicts as they travel across the US Pacific Northwest in the early 1970s, supporting their habit by robbing pharmacies and hospitals. After a tragedy strikes the "family", Bob decides to try to "go straight," but finds that there is more to extricating himself from the drug user's lifestyle than just giving up drugs.

Cast

Literary source

The screenplay by Van Sant and Yost is based on a then-unpublished autobiographical novel by James Fogle. The novel was published in 1990 (ISBN 0-385-30224-X) Drugstore Cowboy, by which time Fogle was released from prison. Fogle, like the characters in his story, was a long-time drug user and dealer.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack includes songs that are contemporaneous with the film's setting, along with original music by Elliot Goldenthal.

Awards

Drugstore Cowboy won the following awards:

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