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My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho
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River Phoenix River Phoenix
Mike Waters
Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Scott Favor
James Russo James Russo
Richard Waters
William Richert William Richert
Bob Pigeon
Chiara Caselli Chiara Caselli
Carmella
Jessie Thomas Jessie Thomas
Denise


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Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant
(screenplay)
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
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A very good movie

7 years, 6 months ago at Feb 2 12:53
To be honest, it has been ages since I have this seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Basically, it is one of those movies that I saw as a teenager which just had some huge impact on me. I mean, back in those days, I was already fascinated by movies but I hadn’t watch so many great movies yet so I was basically a blank page, ready to absorb pretty much anything. Any... read more
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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.
Release date: 20 July 1991
UPC: 715515015929
Tags: Drama (15), Prostitution (9), Gay (9), 1990s (8), 1991 (8), Male Prostitute (6), Narcolepsy (6), Drugs (4), Homosexuality (4), Homosexual (4), Sex (4), Glbt (4), Romance (4), Queer (3), Death (3), Love (2), Prostitute (2), 90's (2), (2), Homelessness (2)
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