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Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy

1989 / 102min / 35mm


CAST: JAMES LE GROS, HEATHER GRAHAM

The movie that launched Van Sant into mainstream attention was, paradoxically, a snapshot of life on the edge, featuring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and the always great Max Perlich as a small posse of addicts traveling across the c. 1971 Pacific Northwest, feeding their habits by conning and cadging from every pharmacy they encounter along the way. A gritty insider’s look at the crucible of addiction and recovery from James Fogle’s autobiographical novel, featuring a grave performance by the patron saint of junkie-dom, William S. Burroughs.