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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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Taglines:

God bless America...they're going to need it.

Genres:

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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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, 16 April 1999

Gross USA:

$299,200, 13 June 1999
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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 Stevo and the punks jump the neo-nazis at night, Heroin Bob's bat is obviously made of rubber as it bends on one the nazi's backs. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: There were quite a few punks in the SLC back in '85, but there were equally as many posers. Posers were kids who would dress and act like punks but they did it for fashion. They were fools! They'd say shit like...
Poser: Anarchy in the U.K.!
Stevo: See what I mean? Posers. "Anarchy in the U.K." What the fuck's that? It was a Sex Pistols thing. That's where they were from, they were British! They were allowed to go on about anarchy in the U.K. but what does that mean to us in Utah, America? That's all you ...
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Soundtracks

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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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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