DirectorGus Van Sant Budget25,000 USD Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 4, 1988 (1988-05-04) (United States) WriterWalt Curtis (story), Gus Van Sant (screenplay) Initial releaseJune 19, 1987 (West Germany) CastDoug Cooeyate (Johnny), Tim Streeter (Walt Curtis), Sam Downey (Hotel Clerk), Nyla McCarthy (Betty), Ray Monge (Roberto Pepper), Robert Lee Pitchlynn (Bob Pitchlynn) Similar moviesMy Own Private Idaho, Transamerica, The Pianist, Inland Empire, My Beautiful Laundrette, Another Country
TaglineIf you fuck with the bull, you get the horn!
Mala noche trailer gus van sant 1985
Mala Noche (also known as Bad Night) is a 1985 American drama film based on Walt Curtis' autobiographical novel. It marked Gus Van Sant's directorial film debut. The film was shot in 16 mm with black-and-white at Portland, Oregon.
The story follows relationship between Walt (Tim Streeter), a gay store clerk, and two younger Mexican boys, Johnny (Doug Cooeyate) and Roberto Pepper (Ray Monge). Walt and his female friend (Nyla McCarthy) convince them to come over for dinner, but Johnny and Pepper have to return to their cheap hotel because another friend is locked out. Walt makes his first pass at Johnny by offering him $15 to sleep with him. Johnny refuses and runs to his hotel room, leaving Roberto locked out with nowhere to spend the night but Walt's. Settling for second best, Walt lies down next to Pepper and allows him on top for sex. However, he does not give up on trying to win over Johnny. The film progresses from there into not always clearly defined relationships, unbalanced by age, language, money, race and sex.
Tim Streeter as Walt Curtis
Doug Cooeyate as Johnny
Ray Monge as Roberto Pepper
Nyla McCarthy as Betty
Don Chambers as Himself
Walt Curtis as George
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: