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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stevo
... Bob (as Michael Goorjian)
... Trish
... Sandy
... Dad
... Sean
... Mike
... Eddie
... Mark
... John the Mod (as Jimmy Duval)
... Brandy
... Jennifer
... Chris
Christina Karras ... Jamie
Russell Peacock ... Jones (as Russ Peacock)


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.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SLC Punk  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,218, 16 April 1999

Gross USA:

$299,200, 13 June 1999
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Stevo's father claimed to have gone to Woodstock. Stevo would have been born in approx. 1963 to have graduated high school in 1981. So his father would have had a six year old son while being a student at Harvard University. See more »


Bob: Fuck you!
Stevo: No, fuck yourself. You'd get more pussy.
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Followed by Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016) See more »


Wreck We 'Em
Performed by Holistic Olive
Written by James Merendino, Elizabeth Westwood & Elmo Weber
Courtesy of Holistic Olive
Published: Copyright Control
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if you're a punk fan before watching this movie, you will hate it!
24 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sure the film is marginally entertaining but if you were into punk rock music before seeing it and are familiar at all with the culture of punks in general, then you really will feel this movie is more like a stupid hipster version of punk culture than a good comedy/drama depicting it.

If you want a strong account of punk from the 80s, then watch a movie from the 80s like 'Suburbia.' This is more like a Mathew Lillard vehicle which allows him to make a bunch of smug remarks and observations. And where the movie could fly as a hilarious punk satire (because punks DO take themselves to seriously as this damn movie proves) instead becomes phony punk 101 for a bunch of 90s hipsters.

The only redeeming factors are a few funny moments and some good songs in the soundtrack. Like any outsider looking in, the subject is completely generalized. If you want to see a marginally entertaining movie that becomes overly sincere and melodramatic about halfway through, fine, see it. Otherwise just read 'Please Kill Me' or 'American Hardcore' or see the MULTITUDES of punk films. They are WAY better!

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