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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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John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
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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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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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When the boy flips off the camera in the mall and says "Anarchy in the UK!" the voice is actually the director James Merendino dubbing it over, because he felt that the boy didn't say it right. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stevo: You're a Nazi!
Dad: Nazi, I'm Jewish, Steven, how can I be a Nazi?
Stevo: That's the worst. Dad, look at this. What kinda, what kinda car is this?
Dad: That would be a Porshe.
Stevo: A Porshe, that you bought at a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen, right? For the people who designed it? Who made that possible, Let me give you a hint, Adolf Hitler.
Dad: IT'S JUST A CAR!
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Champaign Breakfast
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Matthew Lillard's best role
23 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about anarchy and the whole 1980's punk rock scene with references to many early punk bands such as Sex Pistols and The Ramones. If you're expecting this to be another Matthew Lillard teen flick, you are greatly mistaken. Sure it has its funny parts, but mainly this film survives on great acting by Lillard and Michael Goorjian. Lillard and Goorjian's characters believe that they are the only "true" punk rockers in Salt Lake City, Utah and go about their lives liberating against conformity. Their characters, like every punk, need to be different and their main focus in life really is anarchy. Film would have suffered if not for the casting of Lillard and his narration throughout the film was another plus. I recommend seeing it because it is something far different than anything Matthew Lillard has ever done.


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