Drugstore Cowboy

Synopsis: A group of drug users in the 1970's help finance their habit by robbing drug stores. Matt Dillon's character is very superstitious and eventually his luck runs out.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Gus Van Sant
Production: Live Home Video
  12 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Kick her out in the street

where we found her.

No, no. Fair is fair.

You want your fourth. You got it, Nadine.

But I ain't takin' on no apprentices

and givin' 'em a full end of my thing.

You take it...

and you get out.

Nadine, just take your half of blue,

shoot it, and go puke awhile.


Everybody just act cool. Nadine,

pick up... Come on! Pick up the drugs.

Rick, get your gun.

Get in the bedroom. Back me up.

It's David. It's just David.

David, what do you want?

I just want to see you

for a minute. Let me in.

- You alone?

- Yes.

Did you think I brought my rat-faced

granny along to hold my hand?

David, you're an asshole.

What the hell, pard? Have you finally

gone completely crazy or something?

What the f*ck do you want?

- What are you holdin'?

- I ain't holdin' diddly, small fry.

I was just thinking about going by

your place to see if you had any speed.

Yeah, well, I got some speed.

Really? Come on inside. You little fucker.

Aw, come on, Rick.

All right, you say you got speed?

What kind of speed?

I got crystal Methedrine.

This shit is good, man.

I've been up all night on the stuff.

Here, man. Try one on the house.

How much of this shit

you got on you right now?

I got 10 grams.

Let me talk to Dianne. Why don't you

sit back and watch a little TV?

All right.

Baby? This kid out here

says he's got speed.

What do you want speed for?

You know how ringy it makes you.

I know. But listen. What night is it

tonight? It's Saturday night, right?

Let's get some speed. We'll fix up,

then we'll go hit that big fat pharmacy.

You know the one. Right next

to the unemployment office.

Baby, you know how these things go.

It's like a crap game.

When you're hot, you shoot the works.

When you're cold, you lay off a bit.

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Gus Van Sant

Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and more mainstream filmmaker. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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