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In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

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John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
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Jones (as Russ Peacock)
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Two punks live in Salt Lake City. The film covers their all-day routine. The realism of the character-narrated movie may be discussed. One of the punks gets ill, stays in hospital for three weeks, comes out again. Three parties are covered and one concert including a fight between punks, rednecks and others. Written by Christian Sarnes

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God bless America...they're going to need it.

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Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, violent anti-social behavior and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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SLC Punk  »

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$36,218 (USA) (16 April 1999)

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$299,200 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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Trivia

The band that is known as ECP (Extreme Corporal Punishment), is actually the punk band 8 Bucks Experiment. See more »

Goofs

When Heroin Bob is in the doctor's office to have his hand examined, his ring is on his middle finger, but on the X-ray (visible behind him) it is on his ring finger. See more »

Quotes

Liquor Store Man: What the hell are you?
Stevo: ooo, we come from the east in search of the Messiah! We followed that big star
[points upwards]
Eddie: Yeah, we bring gold, and frankincense.
Stevo: [Still pointing upwards] You see it?
Eddie: and myrrh.
StevoEddie: Myrrh.
Liquor Store Man: You do what?
Stevo: Followed the star.
Liquor Store Man: Oh my God. Who let you boys out of the state institute? We'd better get you boys back in the hospital.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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She Loved Like Diamonds
Performed by Spandau Ballet
Written by Gary Kemp
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, A Division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
Published by Reformation Inc. (BMI)
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Outstanding fictional take on punk rock
25 May 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has spent time in the American punk underground will find many points of reference in SLC Punk. The film is an amazingly realistic portrayal of the suburban punk subculture. All the issues are here: poseurs, sell outs, authenticity, straight edge, rebellion, boredom...and of course the perennial problem of whether mods and punks can get along! I can't recommend this gem strongly enough.


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