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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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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:

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

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

Annabeth Gish would work with two actors from this film on two different shows. McNally Sagal on Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Matthew Lillard on Halt and Catch Fire (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Stevo and the punks jump the neo-nazis at night, Heroin Bob's bat is obviously made of rubber as it bends on one the nazi's backs. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: Do you love her?
Bob: I don't know. I'd have to think about that.
Stevo: It's not really a thinking question.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Cretin Hop
Performed by Ramones
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin) & Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bleu Disque Music, Inc. (ASCAP) & Taco Tunes (ASCAP)
Administered by Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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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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