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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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Sandy
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Stevo's Dad
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John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
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Brandy
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Jennifer
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Christina Karras ...
Jamie
Russell Peacock ...
Jones (as Russ Peacock)
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Storyline

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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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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$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

In the shot of the city in Wyoming, there is a modern Best Western sign. See more »

Quotes

Mark: Now you see the problem with water beds is that they have these waves like this,
[makes motions of waves with hands]
Mark: Right? But you see this water bed is special,
[draws his hands across the bed]
Mark: , you see? It has no waves.
Stevo: Why didn't you just get a normal bed... that has no waves?
[awkward silence]
Mark: But this HAS no waves.
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Livin' in the City
Performed by Fear
Written by Lee Ving
Courtesy of Slash Records
Published by Toxic Tunes (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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