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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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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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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SLC Punk  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

After Stevo yells at the kid with the Union Jack patch, the kid is walking away in the background and his jacket has the Operation Ivy logo on it, a band that was formed in 1987, even though the movie takes place in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: There's nothing going on. That's what I saw when I looked out over the city: nothing. How the Mormon settlers looked upon this valley and felt that it was the promised land is beyond me. I don't know, maybe it looked different back then.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Fall
Performed by The Stooges
Written by David Alexander (as David M. Alexander), Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton),
Scott Asheton & Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bug Music (BMI) & Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
o/b/o/ Itself & Stooge Staffel Music (BMI)
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Incredible!
10 November 2001 | by (Bangor, Maine (USA)) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time tonight and I must admit, I wasn't expecting much but it left me almost crying in the end, and recommending it to all of my family and friends. I don't claim to know what the 80s punk scene was like, especially in Utah, but regardless of whether punk life was portrayed correctly or not in this movie (I think most of you who bitch about that aspect wouldn't know anyway), it was written extremely well and the acting was just incredible.


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