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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$299,200 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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James Merendino:  The director appears quickly as one of the punks in the "Explanation of Fight" slide show, and as the character "Freaky Deaky" at the party at Chris' house. See more »

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The sun on Stevo's face during the conversation with his father in the car. See more »

Quotes

Young Bob: How about, how about we turn this off?
Young Stevo: Don't touch my stereo, Bob.
Young Bob: Give it a chance, give me a chance. I got this from a guy I know in L.A.
Young Stevo: You know a guy in L.A.?
Young Bob: You tell ME... this doesn't rock.
[stereo starts playing "Kiss Me Deadly"]
Young Stevo: This isn't anything.
Young Bob: Just give it a chance.
Young Stevo: [pause] ... Well, what is it?
Young Bob: What is it?
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Gasoline Rain
Performed by Moondogg
Written by Derwood Andrews
Courtesy of Moondogg
Published: Copyright Control
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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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