Cliff Spab is a guy who doesn't really care about anything. He gets held hostage at a store for 36 days by terrorists, who demand that the entire thing be broadcast on national television. Cliff ends up taking a bullet for fellow hostage Wendy - making him a national hero. The two are the sole survivors of the ordeal, and soon become prisoners of the media. Cliff escapes it all, only to find himself being pushed further away from Wendy when he needs her most. Written by
Fate made them hostages. The media made them stars.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for pervasive strong language, scenes of brutal violence, constant drug and alcohol use and some sexuality
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Did You Know?
The film contains a number of references to Seattle rock band Soundgarden. In addition to featuring their song "Jesus Christ Pose" during the opening credits, a Soundgarden poster can be seen in Spab's bedroom, one of their music videos is on the TV in Spab's suite, and the song "Like Suicide" by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is playing on the radio in Morrow's car. See more
During the last flashback, Spab is seen pulling out an Uzi that he had never acquired. See more
[Cliff is trying to comfort Wendy
, Wendy Pfister
As long as we have each other...
The GWAR video seen in the movie follows the credits in its entirety. See more
References Groundhog Day
Performed by Hole
Written by Courtney Love
, Eric Erlandson
, Caroline Rue
(as Caroline Gomard),
Courtesy of Caroline Records, Inc. See more