My Own Private Idaho Script

Script by:Gus Van Sant (Screenplay)
Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:1991

Plot: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.
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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Script

Script by:Tom Robbins (Novel), Gus Van Sant (Writer)
Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:1993

Plot:Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the background of mating whooping cranes. There, she befriends Bonanza Jellybean, one of the cowgirls at the beauty- ranch.
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Milk Script

Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:2008

Plot:The true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office. In San Francisco in the late 1970s, Harvey Milk becomes an activist for gay rights and inspires others to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.
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Drugstore Cowboy Script

Script by:James Fogle (Author), Gus Van Sant (Screenplay), Daniel Yost (Screenplay), William S. Burroughs (Screenplay)
Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:1989

Plot:Bob Hughes is the leader of a "family" of drug addicts consisting of his wife, Dianne, and another couple who feed their habit by robbing drug stores as they travel across the country.
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Good Will Hunting Script

Script by:Matt Damon (Screenplay), Ben Affleck (Screenplay)
Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:1997

Plot:Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.
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Finding Forrester Script

Script by:Mike Rich (Screenplay)
Directed by:Gus Van Sant
Year:2000

Plot:Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.
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