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What's it like being the only punk rockers in the biggest Mormon community in the world? Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian) provide the answer to this and other questions in SLC Punk. Stevo and Bob (whose name is actually an ironic reference to his fear of needles) are two friends fresh out of college who sport mohawks and blue hair, listen to hardcore and try to live up to their own anarchist ideals while figuring out what to do with their lives. Which wouldn't make them unusual in New York or Los Angeles, but they're fish out of water in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they drink beer, chase women and pick fights with "rednecks" along side a mixed bag of metalheads, hippies, hicks and posers who are fellow outcasts in the most clean-cut community in America. In the midst of all this, Stevo's dad hopes his son will follow in his footsteps and study law at Harvard; while Stevo surprisingly has the grades, he's not sure if he wants to go. Featuring a soundtrack of mid-80's punk from The Ramones, Minor Threat, The Dead Kennedys and others, SLC Punk was chosen as the opening-night feature at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 1999

Awards

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Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards James Merendino Best Screenplay 1999 Nominee

Crew

James Merendino
Director
Peter Ward
Producer
Sam Maydew
Producer
James Merendino
Screenwriter
Greg Littlewood
Cinematographer
Charlotte Malmlof
Production Designer
Glenn Salloum
Associate Producer
Katrina Fernandez
Associate Producer
Andrea Kreuzhage
Executive Producer
Jan de Bont
Executive Producer
Michael Peyser
Executive Producer
Douglas Cameron
Sound/Sound Designer
Randi Hiller
Casting
Risa Bramon Garcia
Casting
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