My Own Private Idaho

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Release Date: January 1, 1991

1h 42m | Drama

A narcoleptic male prostitute (Phoenix), and the son (Reeves) of the mayor of Portland join to re-tell a modern-day version of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II. For those who have read the Shakespearian history plays, Reeves plays the part of Prince Hal and Richert plays his overweight jolly old friend, Falstaff.

This film is designed to help the viewer understand what it was like for Prince Hal to feel in King Henry IV.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Studio: New Line Cinema
Producer(s): Laurie Parker
Cast: Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, William Richert, Rodney Harvey
Writer(s): Gus Van Sant

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