Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 American crime drama film directed by the American filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, and based on an autobiographical novel by James Fogle, the film stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham and William S. Burroughs. It was Van Sant's second film as director.
In 1971, 26-year-old Bob Hughes leads a nomadic group of drug addicts—his wife Dianne, his best friend Rick, and Rick's teenage girlfriend Nadine—who travel across the Pacific Northwest robbing pharmacies and hospitals to support their habits.
|author||Gus Van Sant William S. Burroughs|
|director||Gus Van Sant|
|editor||Curtiss Clayton Mary Bauer|
|keywords||altar boy amphetamine attack best friend break bully bury capture clean curse dilaudid drive drug addict drug overdose hex high load manufacture mask methadone methadone clinic morphine move on the road overdose pacific northwest peeper police officer portland oregon rid sobriety speed steal substance intoxication suffer teenage girl transom voyeurism|
|producer||Karen Murphy Nick Wechsler|
|publisher||International Video Entertainment|
|theme||independent road movie|