• Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Drugstore Cowboy

Release Date: October 11th, 1989

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 1999

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) is the leader of a "family" of drug addicts consisting of his wife, Dianne (Kelly Lynch), and another couple who feed their habit by robbing drug stores as they travel across the country. After a tragedy befalls a member of his group, Bob decides he must leave his dysfunctional clan and go straight. Parting ways with his junkie past proves more difficult than expected when Bob is stalked by an old acquaintance looking to score drugs at any price.

Cast: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James LeGros, Heather Graham, James Remar, William Lee, George Catalano, Max Perlich

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Avenue Pictures Productions

Keywords: Transformation, Offbeat, Wife, 1970s, Cool

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    Gus Van Sant's direction here is supremely confident, fusing witty camerawork, neat editing, and a jazz-oriented score to make Drugstore Cowboy an exhilaratingly bumpy ride. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Drugstore Cowboy is one of the best films in the long tradition of American outlaw road movies - a tradition that includes "Bonnie and Clyde," "Easy Rider," "Midnight Cowboy" and "Badlands." show more

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    A study of junkie culture from the inside (not a fashionable point of view these days), Drugstore Cowboy is funny, depressive and strangely noble, often all at once. [27 Oct 1989]

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