In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.
United States of America
Gus Van Sant
River Phoenix (Michael "Mike" Waters), Keanu Reeves (Scott Favor), James Russo (Richard Waters), William Richert (Bob Pigeon), Rodney Harvey (Gary), Chiara Caselli (Carmella), Michael Parker (Digger) more..., Jessie Thomas (Denise), Flea (Budd), Grace Zabriskie (Alena), Tom Troupe (Jack Favor), Udo Kier (Hans), Sally Curtice (Jane Lightwork), Robert Lee Pitchlynn (Walt), Mickey Cottrell (Daddy Carroll), Wade Evans (Wade), Matthew Ebert (Coverboy), Tom Cramer (Coverboy), Vana O'Brien (Sharon Waters), Shaun Jordan (Cafe Kid), Scott Patrick Green (Coverboy / Cafe Kid), Shawn Wight (Cafe Kid), George Conner (Bad George), Oliver Kirk (Indian Cop), Stanley Hainsworth (Dirtman), Joshua Halladay (Baby Mike), Douglas Tollenen (Little Richard), Steven Clark Pachosa (Hotel Manager), Lannie Swerdlow (Disco Manager), Wally Gaarsland (Rock Promoter), Bryan Wilson (Rock Promoter), Mark Weaver (Rock Promoter), Conrad 'Bud' Montgomery (Rock Promoter), Pat Patterson (Cop), Steve Vernelson (Cop), Mike Cascadden (Cop), Eric Hull (Mayor's Aid), James A. Arling (Minister), Jim Caviezel (Airline Clerk), Ana Cavinato (Stewardess) and others.
Laurie Parker (Producer), Anthony Brand (Line Producer), Bill Stafford (Original Music Composer), Curtiss Clayton (Editor), David Brisbin (Production Design), Beatrix Aruna Pasztor (Costume Design), Gina Monaci (Makeup Artist) more..., Gus Van Sant (Screenplay), Donna L. Bascom (Thanks), James L. Brooks (Thanks), Camela Galano (Thanks), Solomon J. LeFlore (Thanks), Nick Wechsler (Thanks), Ira Schreck (Legal Services), Allesandra Ravenna (Production Coordinator), Sally Parker (Craft Service), Eric Alan Edwards (Additional Still Photographer), Scott Patrick Green (Additional Still Photographer), Sandy Collister (Casting Associate), David Minkowski (Second Assistant Director), Charles Armstrong (Construction Coordinator), Anne Hyvarinen (Scenic Artist), Amy E. Duddleston (Assistant Editor), Peter Appleton (Sound Editor), Kelley Baker (Supervising Sound Editor), Phred Palmer (Assistant Director), John J. Campbell (Director of Photography), Eric Alan Edwards (Director of Photography), Kenneth Hardy (Art Direction), Missy Stewart (Set Decoration), Paul A. Sharpe (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Bill Sheppard (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Tom Arndt (Visual Effects Coordinator), Michael F. Newman (Sound Editor), Patrick Winters (Sound Editor),
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Mike is walking on the highway thinking about life. ‘’This road never ends. It probably goes all around the world.’