Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Drugstore Cowboy

Gus Van Sant, 1989

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Drugstore Cowboy
James Fogle, 1990

Drugstore Cowboy is a movie directed by Gus Van Sant in 1989 and based on the book of the same name by James Fogle, first published in 1990. The movie features Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Legros, Heather Graham, Eric Hull, Max Perlich, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, 1989)

7.9

/ 10

Book Cover: Drugstore Cowboy (James Fogle, 1990)

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Storyline

In 1971, 26-year-old Bob Hughes leads a nomadic group of drug addicts—his wife Dianne, his best friend Rick, and Rick’s teenage girlfriend Nadine—who travel across the Pacific Northwest robbing pharmacies and hospitals to support their habits. After stealing from a Portland, Oregon, pharmacy, they drive home to get high, and are visited by David, a local low-life seeking hard-to-find Dilaudid.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1989 movie by Gus Van Sant

Year

1989

Minutes

101

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Drugstore Cowboy

Country: USA

Year: 1989

Length: 1h41m

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Cover of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1990 book by James Fogle

Year

1990

Pages

224

Book Rate

7.90

S: Goodreads

Book

Drugstore Cowboy

Country: USA

First published in: 1990

Length: 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1989 movie by Gus Van Sant

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Cover of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1990 book by James Fogle

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1989 movie by Gus Van Sant

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Yes

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18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Drugstore Cowboy, the 1990 book by James Fogle

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33% No

8 votes

4 votes

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