From the acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy) comes a wildly adventurous road movie for the 90’s starring America’s hottest young male stars, River Phoenix (Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Keanu Reeves (Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure).
As two young hustlers who discover friendship and adventure on the twisting, turning road of life. Phoenix is Mike, a narcoleptic street hustler haunted by his idyllic memories of childhood and obsessed with finding his estranged mother. Reeves is Scott, a runaway rich kid who’s on a personal “crusade” to find the meaning of life, binding his time until he inherits his father’s estate. Together they’re lost in a bizarre world of wealthy strangers and stranger than life adventures. They set out to survive the odyssey but along the way come to understand each other and their place in the world, learning life’s lessons as only the road can teach.