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

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

Bob: You know that shit you guys do? You're fucking yourself up man. Fucking acid. Acid; it never leaves your body. It's in your fucking spinal cord forever. Let me tell you something about the nature of chemicals man: You know that dude Napoleon? Yeah. Uh, he was banished to an island when the French got sick of him. That's right. He supposedly died of stomach problems, right? wrong! He was actually poisoned over a long period of time. Murdered by arsenic; a preservative. And you know how?
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Bluegrass Blues
Performed & Written by D. Roberts
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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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