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UK: ICA Films
Cast: Steven Bocho, Pat Boone, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Sam Donaldson, Janeane Garofolo, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy, Bill Maher, Michael Medved, Alanis Morrisette, Kevin Smith, Hunter S Thompson, Ben Bradlee, Miss Manners, David Milch, Tera Patrick, Reinhold Albert Aman, Chuck Conconi, Chuck-D, Robert Corn Revere, John Crossley, Timothy Jay, Alan Keyes, Janet M LaRue, Dave Marsh, Geoffrey Nunberg, James O'Connor, Robert W Peters, Dennis Prager, Evan Seinfeld, David Shaw, Jesse Sheidlower, David Skover, Sandra Tsing Loh
Director: Steve Anderson
USA: 93 mins
UK: 91 mins
UK Certificate: 18
USA Release Date: 10 November 2006 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 13 February 2009 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
A movie that dare not speak its name, FUCK is a fast and loose cult comedy that offers effective verbal relief.
A definitive look at the infamous expletive, FUCK explores how this oft-used word, still widely seen as obscene, somehow permeates every aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floor in Washington D.C., where it is at the very center of the ongoing debate on Free Speech.
FUCK examines the word's impact through various interviews, film and television clips, and original animation by Oscar-nominee Bill Plympton. Scholars and linguists examine its long and colorful history; comedians, actors, and writers who have charted and popularized the word defend their Constitutional right to use it. Even people who do "it" for a living are interviewed, all in an effort to discover what it is about this one syllable that both unites and polarizes people.
FUCK is an entertaining and provocative look at how everyone's favourite F-word has variously enriched or infected Western culture and how it is now a staple part of film, comedy, music and television.
Director Steven Anderson knocks the theory that it stands for 'Fornication Under the Consent of the King' on the head, while a variety of talking heads, from Billy Connolly to Hunter S Thompson, offer their views.
Featuring interviews with Steven Bocho, Pat Boone, Ben Bradlee, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Sam Donaldson, Janeane Garofalo, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy, Bill Maher, Miss Manners, Michael Medved, David Milch, Alanis Morissette, Kevin Smith, Tera Patrick, Hunter S Thompson.