SLC Punk! (1998)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stevo's Dad
John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
Christina Karras ...
Russell Peacock ...
Jones (as Russ Peacock)


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.


Comedy | Drama | Music

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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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Box Office

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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The apocalyptic imagery that appears behind Sandy when she tells Stevo something "beautiful" is a scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). See more »


When Heroin Bob is talking to Stevo while he is laying on the ground with his head resting on a block, Stevo is wearing sunglasses from the camera angle view from the sky. It then focuses on Heroin Bob talking again and then when the focus is back on Stevo, his sunglasses have disappeared. See more »


Bob: So, you see any land around here?
Sean: Nope, just water.
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Followed by Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016) See more »


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Written by David Lowery (as David C. Lowery), Victor Krummenacher (as Victor H. Krummenacher),
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This movie will change your life!
19 November 2001 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate that more people have not seen this movie. Well at least people in the 15-28 age range, that is. If you have ANY interest in punk rock and the attitude that comes along with it, you have to see this movie. If you have ever wanted to just tell the world to F*** off, then this is a movie you should see. Granted, it's not for everyone, there are those who may not be able to look past the language and violence, but that's what being punk is all about. I was very impressed by Matthew Lillard in this movie, his performance in the ending of this movie shows just how good a dramatic actor he can be, too bad he's typecast in all those teen movies, not that he isn't great in them.

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