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S.F.W. (1994)

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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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

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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)  »

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So Fucking What?  »

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$63,649 (USA)
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Trivia

Along with Cameron Crowe's Singles (1992) and Ben Stiller's Reality Bites (1994), S.F.W. is considered one of the touchstone films of "Generation X." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cliff Spab: Thanks for the ride, Monica.
Monica Dice: Take care of yourself, Cliff. Good luck going back to being a nobody!
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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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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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