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SLC Punk! (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  16 April 1999 (USA)
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In the early 1980's 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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Russell Peacock ...
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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Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, violent anti-social behavior and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$299,200 (USA) (11 June 1999)
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Matthew Lillard's character, Stevo was originally to have bleached blond hair. However, when getting the bleach job, the peroxide burned Lillard's scalp, leaving a hideous mess. Dying his hair blue was a way of hiding it. See more »

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In the scene involving the school cop chasing Sean across the football field, the tire marks from the camera trolley can be seen behind the actors. See more »

Quotes

Liquor Store Man: What the hell are you?
Stevo: ooo, we come from the east in search of the Messiah! We followed that big star
[points upwards]
Eddie: Yeah, we bring gold, and frankincense.
Stevo: [Still pointing upwards] You see it?
Eddie: and myrrh.
StevoEddie: Myrrh.
Liquor Store Man: You do what?
Stevo: Followed the star.
Liquor Store Man: Oh my God. Who let you boys out of the state institute? We'd better get you boys back in the hospital.
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Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Matthew Lillard's best role
23 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about anarchy and the whole 1980's punk rock scene with references to many early punk bands such as Sex Pistols and The Ramones. If you're expecting this to be another Matthew Lillard teen flick, you are greatly mistaken. Sure it has its funny parts, but mainly this film survives on great acting by Lillard and Michael Goorjian. Lillard and Goorjian's characters believe that they are the only "true" punk rockers in Salt Lake City, Utah and go about their lives liberating against conformity. Their characters, like every punk, need to be different and their main focus in life really is anarchy. Film would have suffered if not for the casting of Lillard and his narration throughout the film was another plus. I recommend seeing it because it is something far different than anything Matthew Lillard has ever done.


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