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Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 November 2007 (Japan)
A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

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This documentary takes a look on all sides of the infamous F-word. It's taboo,obscene and controversial, yet somehow seems to permeate every single aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard to the Senate floor in Washington D.C. It's the word at the very center of the debate on Free Speech - and everyone seems to have an opinion. FUCK exams how the word is impacting our world today through interviews, film and television clips, music, and original animation by Bill Plympton. Scholars and linguists examine the long history of fuck. Comedians, actors, and writers who have charted and popularized the upward course of fuck are heard from, often while defending the Constitutional Right of Free Speech, all the way to the Supreme Court. FUCK visits with those who actually fuck for a living. We hear from advocates who oppose fuck and its infringement into our everyday lives. We watch some of the most famous and infamous film and television clips that feature fuck, we hear some... Written by GD

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The one word that brings all people together - and then sets them apart See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,299, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,791, 10 December 2006
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Contains the last filmed interview with Hunter S. Thompson. The film is dedicated to his memory. Steve Anderson claims the dedication is not to mark his passing but because he found the man so inspiring. See more »

Goofs

The narration says that "fucking" in the phrase "fucking brilliant" is an adjective, but it's an adverb. See more »

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Dave Marsh: Fuck is like Belgium. People fight over it. It doesn't really have anything to do with Belgium or with fuck. People need to fight over certain things that Belgium and fuck happen to be in the way of.
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A Very Special Double Fuck You To ... Cancer A Very Special Fuck You To ... Steven N. Kurtz A Special Fuck You To ... Carlo Cavagna George Parker Steve Bickel M. Muzatko C. Martin Shawn Levy Sean Mantooth Dr. Manwaring Dr. Wong Brett Doyle Terry Fisher Brian Moss Tony Sodano Chris Sorenson Dan Dye Adam Sampson Bob "Pork-it" Loftstrom See more »


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If I Had the Copyright
Written by Carla Ulbrich
Performed by Carla Ulbrich
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Not a film for the easily offended
29 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

F*CK is a documentary that delves into the controversy surrounding the infamous four-letter word. The heart of the film explores the issues of censorship and our constitutional right of free speech. How did the word originate? What exactly does it mean? How has it affected society and how does it continue to affect society? These are just a few of the questions that are addressed in the film. The film features interviews with many different linguists, actors, musicians, artists, politicians, comedians, news commentators, scholars and random people on the streets with intervals of hilarious animation and various television and film clips. The result is a highly entertaining, engaging and fairly well-balanced documentary concerning one of the most controversial words in the English language.

Regardless of whether or not one cares about the issues of free speech and censorship, this film is bound to make all but the humorless laugh their f**king hearts out!

P.S. Billy Connolly is a riot.


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