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SLC Punk! (1998) Poster

(1998)

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.
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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.
The apocalyptic imagery that appears behind Sandy when she tells Stevo something "beautiful" is a scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Towards the end of the movie Stevo wears a badge reading "God is an American", a line from the popular David Bowie song "I'm Afraid of Americans".
When the boy flips off the camera in the mall and says "Anarchy in the UK!" the voice is actually the director James Merendino dubbing it over, because he felt that the boy didn't say it right.
The band that is known as ECP (Extreme Corporal Punishment), is actually the punk band 8 Bucks Experiment.

Director Cameo 

James Merendino:  The director appears quickly as one of the punks in the "Explanation of Fight" slide show, and as the character "Freaky Deaky" at the party at Chris' house.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the DVD commentary, Matthew Lillard states that he could only do the scene where he finds Bob's body alone, and that the inspiration for his crying reaction was due to conjuring up memories of his father.

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Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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