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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

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Cast

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Morrow Streeter
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Monica Dice
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Janet Streeter
David Barry Gray ...
Scott Spab
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Joe Dice
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Gerald Parsley
Edward Wiley ...
Mr. Spab
Lela Ivey ...
Mrs. Spab
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Kristen
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Dolly
Virgil Frye ...
Earl
Francesca P. Roberts ...
Kim Martin
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Milt Morris (as Soon Teck Oh)
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Storyline

Cliff Spab is a guy who doesn't really care about anything. He gets held hostage at a store for 36 days by terrorists, who demand that the entire thing be broadcast on national television. Cliff ends up taking a bullet for fellow hostage Wendy - making him a national hero. The two are the sole survivors of the ordeal, and soon become prisoners of the media. Cliff escapes it all, only to find himself being pushed further away from Wendy when he needs her most. Written by WildwoodFlower08

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Fate made them hostages. The media made them stars.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, scenes of brutal violence, constant drug and alcohol use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

So Fucking What?  »

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$63,649 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally the character of Cliff Spab was written to be 17 years old, however when Stephen Dorff was cast in the role, Cliff's age was changed to 20 - Dorff's age during the production. See more »

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During the last flashback, Spab is seen pulling out an Uzi that he had never acquired. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Spab: Morrow, what's the deal?
Morrow Streeter: "What's the deal?" You mean, what am I sure of? The only thing I'm sure of is that everything's unsure.
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Crazy Credits

The GWAR video seen in the movie follows the credits in its entirety. See more »

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Soundtracks

Get Your Gunn
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Written by Marilyn Manson (as Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (as Scott Putesky),
Gidget Gein (as Brad Stewart)
Courtesy of Nothing Records/Interscope Records
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A horrible situation makes him famous. Now he has to live with it.
20 June 1999 | by (RTP, NC) – See all my reviews

A young man becomes famous due to a horrific situation. Now he has to live with the fame and the memories that it brings. There seem to be too many characters, that are developed only to be left with without discussion after their scene. Stephen Dorff does a great job, which is important, since the movie is mostly watching him walk around and deal with the stresses of his fame. The flashbacks seem to do a good job of show his traumatic stress disorder.

The sound track is great, with a special appearance by GWAR.

See it or not. As the main character says "So F**king What?"


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