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SLC Punk! (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  16 April 1999 (USA)
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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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Russell Peacock ...
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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$36,218 (USA) (16 April 1999)

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

The apocalyptic imagery that appears behind Sandy when she tells Stevo something "beautiful" is a scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). See more »

Goofs

After Stevo yells at the kid with the Union Jack patch, the kid is walking away in the background and his jacket has the Operation Ivy logo on it, a band that was formed in 1987, even though the movie takes place in 1985. See more »

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Stevo: See, to me, England was nothing more then a big fucking American state like North Dakota or Canada.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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She's The One
Performed by Ramones
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin) & Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bleu Disque Music, Inc. (ASCAP) & Taco Tunes (ASCAP)
Administered by Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Not what I expected.
11 January 2001 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Which, in this case is a good thing. I've seen the title before, found it vaguely interesting. However, without having heard anything about it, I wasn't going to chunk any money on it.

Then it came on cable, so I decided to give it a chance.

I've seen Matthew Lillard in about four movies, and so far he has been a single-note actor, always playing the ragingly obnoxious punk. Still, on that one-note he is amazingly convincing and impossible not to watch. Much like Jimmy Stewart or early Arnold Schwarzenegger, building fame on familiarity.

Christopher MacDonald gave the best performance I've seen him do as Steveo's dad. Very solid, sympathetic, and even likeable.

The movie itself mesmerized far more than I expected. I was transfixed from the beginning to end.

Acting and clothes were excellent, not a sour note in the entire lot. Plotting and scripting were very well developed. The movie kept me involved, interested, and ready to buy. Thank you for a great movie.


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