Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy

Portland, Oregon, 1971. Bob Hughes is the charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skilfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine cabinets in order to appease their insatiable need for drugs. But neither fun nor luck last forever. Directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), and starring Matt Dillon (There's Something About Mary) and Kelly Lynch (Road House).

1989Rating: R98 minsUSA
CrimeDramaFestival & Independent

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Drugstore Cowboy / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie stars Matt Dillon, in one of the great recent American movie performances.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ultimately it's Dillon who has the biggest score; he makes this stark trip a heady, hopeful one.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

All the actors are used expertly, but it's Burroughs, cropping up near the end, who articulates the film's sociopolitical moral in a contemporary context.

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