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SLC Punk! (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stevo's Dad
John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
Christina Karras ...
Russell Peacock ...
Jones (as Russ Peacock)


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.


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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Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SLC Punk  »

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Box Office

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Matthew Lillard breaks the fourth wall. See more »


When Heroin Bob is in the doctor's office to have his hand examined, his ring is on his middle finger, but on the X-ray (visible behind him) it is on his ring finger. See more »


Stevo: It's like fucking Jesus Christ took a shit and it landed right here, so you can be happy all you fucking want.
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Performed by Minor Threat
Written by Ian MacKaye (as I. MacKaye), Brian Baker (as B. Baker), Steve Hansgen (as S. Hansgen),
Jeff Nelson (as J. Nelson) & Lyle Preslar (as L. Preslar)
Courtesy of Dischord Records
Published by Minor Threat Music (BMI)
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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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