Drug Store Cowboy

     Catagory: Drama

     MPAA Rating: R

     Owned By: Keith

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Movie Details:   The operative word in Drugstore Cowboy is "drug." Matt Dillon plays the leader of a group of dopeheads who wander around the country robbing pharmacies to feed their habits. Dillon's chums include doltish James Le Gros and teen-age junkie Heather Graham; also along for the ride is Dillon's wife Kelly Lynch. Their nemesis is cop James Remar, whom Dillon takes perverse delight in humiliating. One of the young addicts dies of an overdose, prompting Dillon to try to go straight, a task complicated by wife Lynch's determination to stay high and by the corrupting presence of an ex-priest, played by Naked Lunch author William Burroughs (who knows from drugs, believe us). Drugstore Cowboy was director Gus Van Sant's breakthrough picture; its brilliance has inevitably cast a pall on most of his subsequent films.