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SLC Punk! (1998)

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

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Bob (as Michael Goorjian)
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Trish
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Sandy
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Dad
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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 | Romance

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,218, 16 April 1999

Gross USA:

$299,200, 13 June 1999
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Trivia

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

Mark's gun does not make the same sound as a regular .44 would when firing. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: It really makes you think, doesn't it, Bob?
Bob: Think what?
Stevo: That chemistry's the WRONG FUCKING MAJOR FOR A GUY LIKE YOU. It's the wrong major, Bob.
Bob: Well you shoud still lay off the acid.
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Sex & Violence
Performed by The Exploited (as Exploited)
Written by Wattie Buchan (as Walter Buchan), Glen Campbell, Gary McCormack & John Duncan
Courtesy of Link Music Ltd.
Published by Link Music Ltd. / Complete Music Ltd. (PRS) & Incomplete Music Inc.
By Arrangement with Lipservices (BMI)
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if you're a punk fan before watching this movie, you will hate it!
24 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sure the film is marginally entertaining but if you were into punk rock music before seeing it and are familiar at all with the culture of punks in general, then you really will feel this movie is more like a stupid hipster version of punk culture than a good comedy/drama depicting it.

If you want a strong account of punk from the 80s, then watch a movie from the 80s like 'Suburbia.' This is more like a Mathew Lillard vehicle which allows him to make a bunch of smug remarks and observations. And where the movie could fly as a hilarious punk satire (because punks DO take themselves to seriously as this damn movie proves) instead becomes phony punk 101 for a bunch of 90s hipsters.

The only redeeming factors are a few funny moments and some good songs in the soundtrack. Like any outsider looking in, the subject is completely generalized. If you want to see a marginally entertaining movie that becomes overly sincere and melodramatic about halfway through, fine, see it. Otherwise just read 'Please Kill Me' or 'American Hardcore' or see the MULTITUDES of punk films. They are WAY better!


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