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(2005)

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The word "fuck" and its variations are used 857 times throughout this 90 minute documentary, making an average 9.52 f-words a minute.
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Team Fuck was created to monitor exactly how the press and media covered the title of the film. They found it was done in all sorts of permutations - Fuck, F*ck, F**k, F*** and even ****. The only major newspaper to use the full name uncensored was in Victoria, British Columbia.
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According to the film makers, if it was broadcast uncensored on network television; the FCC fines would reach over 200 million dollars.
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Contains the last filmed interview with Hunter S. Thompson. The film is dedicated to his memory. Steve Anderson claims the dedication is not to mark his passing but because he found the man so inspiring.
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According to this documentary, the first major Hollywood film to use the word "fuck" was MASH (1970), while some of the more profane films since have been Scarface (1983) which uses it 182 times, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) which has 228 examples and the first season of Deadwood (2004) which racks up 861 utterances in its first season alone.
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The film's director Steve Anderson asked Kevin Smith for special permission to use clips from his films Clerks (1994) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). When he heard about the project, he gave Anderson permission and also asked if he could appear in the documentary himself.
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Pat Boone was one of the first people to sign up to do the film.
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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.
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