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Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 November 2007 (Japan)
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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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Steve Anderson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reinhold Aman Reinhold Aman ... Himself
Steven Bochco ... Himself
Pat Boone ... Himself
Benjamin C. Bradlee Benjamin C. Bradlee ... Himself (as Ben Bradlee)
Drew Carey ... Himself
Chuck D ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
John Crossley John Crossley ... Himself
Sam Donaldson ... Himself
Janeane Garofalo ... Herself
Ice-T ... Himself
Timothy Jay Timothy Jay ... Himself
Ron Jeremy ... Himself
Alan Keyes Alan Keyes ... Himself
Janet LaRue Janet LaRue ... Herself
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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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A f*ckumentary film by Steve Anderson See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

F*ck See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,299, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,791, 10 December 2006
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Billy Connolly: "Fuck off." It's such a lovely pair of words! And it's international. I don't care where you are - if somebody's fuckin' with your bags in Lhasa Airport in Tibet and he's got a shaven head and saffron clothes on and you say "hey, fuck off!", he knows *exactly* what you mean. Exact - he will fuck off. Off he will fuck! 'Fuck off' doesn't mean 'go away.' 'Fuck off' means 'fuck... *off.*' And everybody feels what it means, nobody can write it down. There is no English equivalent for 'fuck off,' ...
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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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Features Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had the Copyright (The F-Word Song)
Written and Performed by Carla Ulbrich
Courtesy of Official Seal
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Serious but funny documentary with careful editing and graphics
24 April 2006 | by mergatroid5See all my reviews

This movie works at multiple levels, is well directed and has cute animation sequences by Plympton. It contains some very interesting interviews with a huge range of opinions and social commentary. You may be surprised at the diversity of views. And you'd have to be insanely up-tight not to enjoy the humor. The person I saw this movie with was all ready to be negative about it - she really doesn't like "dirty" language. But the mix of serious academic people, famous personalities and the great inter-cutting of the interviews kept her attention through the movie. This isn't a short movie either - but there is so much material to cover, you end up really respecting what F*ck does (the irony is that IMDb's software won't let me use the actual word), which is to provoke thought about a simple word that breaks our society more or less into two camps. The idea that one word could so clearly illustrate the "culture wars" between the religious right verses the rational middle is an amazing thing. Go see it and talk to everybody you know about the real meaning of freedom and culture!


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