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SLC Punk! (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  16 April 1999 (USA)
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In the early 1980's Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

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

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

The scene in Stevo's parents' living room where they try to convince him to go to Harvard was shot in director James Merendino's father's house. See more »

Goofs

Stevo's father claimed to have gone to Woodstock. Stevo would have been born in approx. 1963 to have graduated high school in 1981. So his father would have had a six year old son while being a student at Harvard University. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: [in British accent] 'Ello, mistress. do you fancy a SHAG?
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Wreck We 'Em
Performed by Holistic Olive
Written by James Merendino, Elizabeth Westwood & Elmo Weber
Courtesy of Holistic Olive
Published: Copyright Control
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deep, moving, fun
29 November 1999 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

Matthew Lillard - what a surprise! I have always found him to be annoying, but in this film he was likeable and quite clever. "Stevo" is the blue-haired punk son of silly, over-hippified parents who went from mohawk to a more low-key look after graduation. He is obviously not stupid. He uses his audience-addressing monologues to amuse us and let us know exactly what's up, instead of merely whining at us or grinning and nudging us with his elbow. The kid is downright charming. And I appreciate the fact that he actually gets along with his parents, even while fighting against what they want. It's refreshing. I am in his age group (in the movie - 80's teenager) but I am not familiar with punk lifestyle, and now I feel like I have been exposed to something I've always found interesting, but never delved into before. Stevo goes through a bunch of changes and realizations, and by the end decides that you can "F--k stuff up more from within the system that outside it". And that being rebellious comes from inside, and not from your haircolor (even though blue hair is still cool). Great message, neat movie. Recommended.


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