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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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Sandy
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John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
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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 | 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:

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

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

Steve-o, Sean, Bob and Sandy are 21 however, Mike is 18. See more »

Goofs

When Stevo is introducing people at the party, he introduces Jennifer and says "She's got this brother, his name's Chris. He's this death-rock, punk guy..." and when Chris is introduced later in the film, Stevo hugs him and describes him as a "total hippie". See more »

Quotes

Stevo: I rest my case on this: In a country of lost souls rebellion comes hard. But in a religiously oppressive city, where half it's population isn't even of that religion, it comes like fire.
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Followed by Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Livin' in the City
Performed by Fear
Written by Lee Ving
Courtesy of Slash Records
Published by Toxic Tunes (BMI)
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deep, moving, fun
29 November 1999 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

Matthew Lillard - what a surprise! I have always found him to be annoying, but in this film he was likeable and quite clever. "Stevo" is the blue-haired punk son of silly, over-hippified parents who went from mohawk to a more low-key look after graduation. He is obviously not stupid. He uses his audience-addressing monologues to amuse us and let us know exactly what's up, instead of merely whining at us or grinning and nudging us with his elbow. The kid is downright charming. And I appreciate the fact that he actually gets along with his parents, even while fighting against what they want. It's refreshing. I am in his age group (in the movie - 80's teenager) but I am not familiar with punk lifestyle, and now I feel like I have been exposed to something I've always found interesting, but never delved into before. Stevo goes through a bunch of changes and realizations, and by the end decides that you can "F--k stuff up more from within the system that outside it". And that being rebellious comes from inside, and not from your haircolor (even though blue hair is still cool). Great message, neat movie. Recommended.


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