S.F.W. (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 January 1995 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Morrow Streeter
Monica Dice
Janet Streeter
David Barry Gray ...
Scott Spab
Joe Dice
Gerald Parsley
Edward Wiley ...
Mr. Spab
Lela Ivey ...
Mrs. Spab
Virgil Frye ...
Francesca P. Roberts ...
Kim Martin
Milt Morris (as Soon Teck Oh)


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


Fate made them hostages. The media made them stars.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

So Fucking What?  »

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Box Office


$63,649 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film contains a number of references to Seattle rock band Soundgarden. In addition to featuring their song "Jesus Christ Pose" during the opening credits, a Soundgarden poster can be seen in Spab's bedroom, one of their music videos is on the TV in Spab's suite, and the song "Like Suicide" by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is playing on the radio in Morrow's car. See more »


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


[Cliff is trying to comfort Wendy]
Cliff SpabWendy Pfister: [singing together] As long as we have each other...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »


All Systems Go
Written by Nikki Bernard
Courtesy of Capitol/OGM Production Music
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A Life/Mind-Altering Film
21 July 2000 | by (New York, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Way, way ahead of it's time (similarly themed films made years after were Natural Born Killers, Mad City, Truman Show), this is, quite simply, a life-altering, mind-altering film which zeroes in on and then embodies the zeitgeist of the nineties. See this film, take a look at the world surround you (especially western popular culture), and think about it. It's also pretty f***in' funny.

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