My Own Private Idaho Solarmovie

My Own Private Idaho (1991)


In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

My Own Private Idaho Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7.1/10 from 606 votes
Release Date: 1991-02-01
Status: Released
Run time: 104 min / 1:44
Production Studio : Fine Line Features
Production Country: United States of America


River Phoenix
as Michael "Mike" Waters
Keanu Reeves
as Scott Favor
James Russo
as Richard Waters
William Richert
as Bob Pigeon
Rodney Harvey
as Gary
Chiara Caselli
as Carmella
Michael Parker
as Digger
Jessie Thomas
as Denise
as Budd
Grace Zabriskie
as Alena
Tom Troupe
as Jack Favor
Udo Kier
as Hans
Sally Curtice
as Jane Lightwork
Robert Lee Pitchlynn
as Walt
Mickey Cottrell
as Daddy Carroll
Wade Evans
as Wade
Matthew Ebert
as Coverboy
Tom Cramer
as Coverboy
Vana O'Brien
as Sharon Waters
Shaun Jordan
as Cafe Kid
Scott Patrick Green
as Coverboy / Cafe Kid
Shawn Wight
as Cafe Kid
George Conner
as Bad George
Oliver Kirk
as Indian Cop
Stanley Hainsworth
as Dirtman
Joshua Halladay
as Baby Mike
Douglas Tollenen
as Little Richard
Steven Clark Pachosa
as Hotel Manager
Lannie Swerdlow
as Disco Manager
Wally Gaarsland
as Rock Promoter
Bryan Wilson
as Rock Promoter
Mark Weaver
as Rock Promoter
Conrad 'Bud' Montgomery
as Rock Promoter
Pat Patterson
as Cop
Steve Vernelson
as Cop
Mike Cascadden
as Cop
Eric Hull
as Mayor's Aid
James A. Arling
as Minister
Jim Caviezel
as Airline Clerk
Ana Cavinato
as Stewardess
Melanie Mosely
as Lounge Hostess
Greg Murphy
as Carl
David Reppinhagen
as Yuppie at Jake's
Tiger Warren
as Himself
Massimo Di Cataldo
as Italian Street Boy
Robert Egon
as Italian Street Boy
Paolo Baiocco
as Italian Street Boy
Mario Stracciarolo
as Mike's Italian Client
Gus Van Sant
as Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited)
Pao Pei Andreoli
as Italian Street Boy


Crew James L. Brooks Thanks
Production Laurie Parker Producer
Costume & Make-Up Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costume Design
Directing David Minkowski Second Assistant Director
Writing Gus Van Sant Screenplay
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Camera John J. Campbell Director of Photography
Production Anthony Brand Line Producer
Sound Bill Stafford Original Music Composer
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Director of Photography
Camera Eric Alan Edwards Additional Still Photographer
Editing Curtiss Clayton Editor
Art David Brisbin Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Gina Monaci Makeup Artist
Crew Nick Wechsler Thanks
Art Missy Stewart Set Decoration
Camera Scott Patrick Green Additional Still Photographer
Editing Amy E. Duddleston Assistant Editor
Crew Donna L. Bascom Thanks
Crew Anne Hyvarinen Scenic Artist
Sound Peter Appleton Sound Editor
Sound Paul A. Sharpe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bill Sheppard Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Charles Armstrong Construction Coordinator
Crew Solomon J. LeFlore Thanks
Art Kenneth Hardy Art Direction
Sound Kelley Baker Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick Winters Sound Editor
Directing Phred Palmer Assistant Director
Crew Camela Galano Thanks
Production Sandy Collister Casting Associate
Crew Ira Schreck Legal Services
Production Allesandra Ravenna Production Coordinator
Crew Sally Parker Craft Service
Visual Effects Tom Arndt Visual Effects Coordinator
Sound Michael F. Newman Sound Editor