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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.

Director:

James Merendino

Writer:

James Merendino
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Lillard ... Stevo
Michael A. Goorjian ... Bob (as Michael Goorjian)
Annabeth Gish ... Trish
Jennifer Lien ... Sandy
Christopher McDonald ... Dad
Devon Sawa ... Sean
Jason Segel ... Mike
Adam Pascal ... Eddie
Til Schweiger ... Mark
James Duval ... John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
Summer Phoenix ... Brandy
Chiara Barzini ... Jennifer
Kevin Breznahan ... Chris
Christina Karras Christina Karras ... Jamie
Russell Peacock Russell Peacock ... Jones (as Russ Peacock)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, violent anti-social behavior and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SLC Punk See more »

Filming Locations:

Evanston, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,218, 18 April 1999

Gross USA:

$299,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,569
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mark: Now you see the problem with water beds is that they have these waves like this,
[makes motions of waves with hands]
Mark: Right? But you see this water bed is special,
[draws his hands across the bed]
Mark: , you see? It has no waves.
Stevo: Why didn't you just get a normal bed... that has no waves?
[awkward silence]
Mark: But this HAS no waves.
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Soundtracks

1969
Performed by The Stooges
Written by David Alexander (as David M. Alexander), Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton),
Scott Asheton & Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bug Music (BMI) & Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
o/b/o/ Itself & Stooge Staffel Music (BMI)
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Outstanding fictional take on punk rock
25 May 2000 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Anyone who has spent time in the American punk underground will find many points of reference in SLC Punk. The film is an amazingly realistic portrayal of the suburban punk subculture. All the issues are here: poseurs, sell outs, authenticity, straight edge, rebellion, boredom...and of course the perennial problem of whether mods and punks can get along! I can't recommend this gem strongly enough.


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