Drugstore Cowboy

Gus Van Sant (director, screenwriter)
James Fogle (novel)
Daniel Yost (screenwriter)
Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, William S. Burroughs (starring)

Santa Monica: Avenue Pictures, 1989. Vintage studio still photograph of Matt Dillon and William Burroughs from the 1989 film.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Director Gus Van Sant's first feature film, and a breakthrough film for actors Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch. A nihilistic answer to the onslaught of coming-of-age movies in the 1980s, appropriately released at the end of that decade. The unsentimental exploits of a group of young people driven by nothing other than boredom and an obsessive need for more drugs, leading inevitably to confusion and rampant lawlessness.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

Spicer US Neo-Noir.

[Book #156671]