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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
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Scott Spab
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Joe Dice
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Gerald Parsley
Edward Wiley ...
Mr. Spab
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Mrs. Spab
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Kristen
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Dolly
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Box Office

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$63,649 (USA)
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Trivia

The filmmakers self-described S.F.W. as a "serio-comedy about terrorism, beer, and talk shows." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cliff Spab: I'd like to live forever... but only for a little while.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Jesus Christ Pose
Performed by Soundgarden
Written by Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron (as Matthew D. Cameron), Kim Thayil (as Kim A. Thayil),
Ben Shepherd
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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entertaining and real !
7 January 2002 | by (NSW,Australia) – See all my reviews

I personaly really liked this movie ,i thought Stephen Dorff was great this movie got me interested in him and his other movies!I like the plot its different and doesnt really hide anything its better for a younger crowd 15-21 it can be related to easily by them as it contains a lot of anger and confusion the catch frase is "So F*****g What" which tries to make us c that nothing really matters ! The characters are all put together pretty good except Reese Witherspoon's character Wendy did get on my nerves a bit she just didnt seem right for the part! i recommend this movie i really liked it ,it also has great music in it ranging from hole ,Maralyn mason and soundgarden .


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