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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$299,200 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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The band that is known as ECP (Extreme Corporal Punishment), is actually the punk band 8 Bucks Experiment. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback at the end of the film (that can be deduced to take place no later than 1976), Steveo and Heroin Bob are ready to play a version of Dungeons & Dragons that didn't exist in 1976. The song playing in the background is "The Trees" by Rush on the 1978 Hemispheres album See more »

Quotes

Bob: Fuck you!
Stevo: No, fuck yourself. You'd get more pussy.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Amoeba
Performed by Adolescents
Written by Rick Agnew & Casey Royer (as Casey A. Royer)
Courtesy of Frontier Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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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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