S.F.W.

S.F.W. 1994

For 36 days, Cliff Spad (Stephen Dorff), Wendy Pfister (Reese Witherspoon) and Spab’s best friend Joe Dice (Jack Noseworthy) are held hostage in their local convenience store. Four terrorists, armed with guns and a video camera, record the bizarre and sometim…
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For 36 days, Cliff Spad (Stephen Dorff), Wendy Pfister (Reese Witherspoon) and Spab’s best friend Joe Dice (Jack Noseworthy) are held hostage in their local convenience store. Four terrorists, armed with guns and a video camera, record the bizarre and sometimes violent crisis, which captivates an entire nation. The networks are forced to air the videotapes on prime time newscasts under threat of death to the hostages. When frustration mounts due to a diminishing supply of beer and junk food, a tragic showdown ensues.

Having played to the camera for weeks, Spab emerges as America’s favourite celebrity. Soon the publicity become unbearable and Spad makes a run for it, held hostage again – only this time by the media.

Member Reviews

  • I thought this would be a more light-hearted, comedy type of film and would focus more on the actual 36 days they were held hostage. It focused more on the after events and how fame affected the main character. Not a particularly fantastic movie, but interesting to see a very young Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire (as one of the stoner kids).

  • havent seen it for a while, but i remember loving this film- a great portrayal of the idiocy of our celebrity culture.