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?
Along with Cameron Crowe's Singles (1992) and Ben Stiller's Reality Bites (1994), S.F.W. is considered one of the touchstone films of "Generation X." See more
During the last flashback, Spab is seen pulling out an Uzi that he had never acquired. See more
I'd like to live forever... but only for a little while.
The GWAR video seen in the movie follows the credits in its entirety. See more
References Growing Pains
"Also Sprach Zarathustra"
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy
& the Cleveland Orchestra
Written by Richard Strauss
Courtesy of London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets See more