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
Fate made them hostages. The media made them stars.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for pervasive strong language, scenes of brutal violence, constant drug and alcohol use and some sexuality
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Did You Know?
Director Jefery Levy wanted to include material from Nirvana, particularly the song "All Apologies", on the S.F.W. soundtrack. Though the music was never obtained, Levy said an early cut of S.F.W. was screened for singer Kurt Cobain who "responded" to the film. Later, following Cobain's death, Levy said that he found the parallels between S.F.W. and Cobain's life to be quite eerie. See more
During the last flashback, Spab is seen pulling out an Uzi that he had never acquired. See more
[to his captors; sarcastic tone
Hi, my name's Rick Forsythe. I live in Silver Pond with my parents George and Edna Forsythe, and my sister Suzanne. I'm president of the debate team, and captain of my baseball team over at Silver Pond High. I have a dog named Rusty, and my hobbies include coin collecting and dry-humping cheerleaders.
The GWAR video seen in the movie follows the credits in its entirety. See more
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy
& the Cleveland Orchestra
Written by Richard Strauss
Courtesy of London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets See more