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->''"I'm a connoisseur of roads. I've been tasting roads my whole life."''

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->''"I'm a connoisseur of roads. I've been tasting roads my whole life. This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world."''
-->-- '''Mike Waters'''

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* TheTwink: Mike, in particular, is this.

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: Scott isn't into men romantically but makes an exception for Mike just the once.


A 1991 RoadTripPlot film, written and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] named Mike (Creator/RiverPhoenix) who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realizing that he is in love with his best friend Scott (Creator/KeanuReeves), also a prostitute. Scott is wealthy, however, and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.

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A 1991 RoadTripPlot film, written and directed by Gus Van Sant, Creator/GusVanSant, about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] named Mike (Creator/RiverPhoenix) who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realizing that he is in love with his best friend Scott (Creator/KeanuReeves), also a prostitute. Scott is wealthy, however, and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.



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* CheerfulFuneral: [[spoiler:At Bob's funeral, all the boys he mentored hold a wild party; across the street, Scott looks on rather wistfully as he attends his father's much more proper funeral.]]



* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler:At Bob's funeral, all the boys he mentored hold a wild party; across the street, Scott looks on rather wistfully as he attends his father's much more proper funeral.]]


Part of the movie is indeed set in Idaho, but a fair amount takes part in Portland, Oregon, and Italy. Part of the plot is based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/HenryIV'', with Bob as Falstaff and Scott as Prince Hal. In addition, much of the dialogue between Bob and Scott is paraphrased from ''Henry IV''.

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Part of the movie is indeed set in Idaho, but a fair amount takes part in Portland, Oregon, Oregon; and Italy. Part of the plot is based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/HenryIV'', with Bob as Falstaff and Scott as Prince Hal. In addition, much of the dialogue between Bob and Scott is paraphrased from ''Henry IV''.


Part of the movie is indeed set in Idaho, but a fair amount takes part in Portland, Oregon, and Italy. Part of the plot is based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''HenryIV'', with Bob as Falstaff and Scott as Prince Hal. In addition, much of the dialogue between Bob and Scott is paraphrased from ''Henry IV''.

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Part of the movie is indeed set in Idaho, but a fair amount takes part in Portland, Oregon, and Italy. Part of the plot is based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''HenryIV'', ''Theatre/HenryIV'', with Bob as Falstaff and Scott as Prince Hal. In addition, much of the dialogue between Bob and Scott is paraphrased from ''Henry IV''.


A 1991 RoadTripPlot film, written and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] named Mike (Creator/RiverPhoenix) who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realizing that he is in love with his best friend Scott (Creator/KeanuReeves), also a prostitute. However, Scott is wealthy and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.

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A 1991 RoadTripPlot film, written and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] named Mike (Creator/RiverPhoenix) who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realizing that he is in love with his best friend Scott (Creator/KeanuReeves), also a prostitute. However, Scott is wealthy wealthy, however, and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.

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->''"I'm a connoisseur of roads. I've been tasting roads my whole life."''


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A 1991 RoadTripPlot about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realising that he is in love with his best friend, also a prostitute. The friend, however, is wealthy and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.

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A 1991 RoadTripPlot film, written and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] named Mike (Creator/RiverPhoenix) who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realising realizing that he is in love with his best friend, friend Scott (Creator/KeanuReeves), also a prostitute. The friend, however, However, Scott is wealthy and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.


Features a DownerEnding and NoEnding with Mike abandoned collapsed on the road on which he began the movie. The implication is that his story will continue in much the same way, or as he says, "This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world."

As the credits roll, a car drives along and a man jumps out, picks Mike up, drags him into the car and drives off with him.


* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler:At Bob's funeral, all the boys he mentored hold a wild party; across the street, Scott looks on rather wistfully as he attends his father's much more proper funeral.]]



* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]

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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Mike says that his brother Richard is also his father.]]



* RoadTripPlot

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* RoadTripPlotRoadTripPlot: Mike and Scott travel across America and Italy to find Mike's mother.


A 1991 RoadMovie about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realising that he is in love with his best friend, also a prostitute. The friend, however, is wealthy and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.

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A 1991 RoadMovie RoadTripPlot about a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold gay narcoleptic male prostitute]] who is looking for his long lost mother, along the way realising that he is in love with his best friend, also a prostitute. The friend, however, is wealthy and only whoring himself to annoy his father, and decides to quit prostitution when he comes into his inheritance.



* RoadMovie

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* RoadMovieRoadTripPlot


* TitledAfterTheSong: "Private Idaho" by TheB52s, which contains the refrain "you're living in ''your own private Idaho''". Oddly, the song is never heard or referenced at any point in the film.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: "Private Idaho" by TheB52s, Music/TheB52s, which contains the refrain "you're living in ''your own private Idaho''". Oddly, the song is never heard or referenced at any point in the film.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: "Private Idaho" by TheB52s, which contains the refrain "you're living in ''your own private Idaho''". Oddly, the song is never heard or referenced at any point in the film.

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