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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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The movie that dare not speak its name See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$22,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,497
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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the findings of this documentary is that since the election of George W. Bush, the Federal Communications Commission - which monitors complaints about indecency and profanity - saw the number of complaints it received rose from around 100 in 2000 to more than 1 million in 2004. 99.9% of those complaints were from the conservative watchdog group, Parents Television Council. See more »

Goofs

Onscreen text indicates the first movie to use the word "fuck" was _"M*A*S*H" (1972-1983)_ . This was the title of the television series. The movie was entitled MASH. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Trying out DOOM 2016 (2019) See more »

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I Love to Say Fuck
Written by Joey Jordison
Performed by Murderdolls
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Interesting but too long
28 October 2006 | by JMAN-8See all my reviews

While this f*cking documentary (har har) is interesting and informative, even at 90 minutes it runs a little long for my tastes. I gradually found myself getting bored by the subject matter. This could have been a thorough examination of our culture of censorship over time, but instead only touched on those subjects in a superficial way. Most of the film was spent in a lighthearted and comical fashion, which suits the way they tackled the subject.

The best parts of the film are the interview subjects, which are entertaining for several reasons. Often, when they are actors or comedians, they are always "on" and funny for the most part. Some, like Pat Boone, are unintentionally hilarious, along with the likes of Michael Medved, both of whom seem to advocate limiting the eponymous word in some way.

Recommended for a once over, but only for amusement. I don't think I'll be revisiting this anytime soon.


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