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Repo Man

Repo Man

Repo Man

1984 / 92min / DCP

DIRECTOR: ALEX COX

CAST: EMILIO ESTEVEZ, HARRY DEAN STANTON

Hardcore kid delinquent Otto (Emilio Estevez) learns the ropes of car repossession from Helping Hands Acceptance Corporation veteran Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) in Cox’s cult comedy, which puts the duo on the trail of a 1964 Chevy Malibu driven by nuclear physicist Fox Harris, a quarry they learn the feds are also on the trail of, for incredible, extraterrestrial reasons. Featuring a soundtrack filled with punk standards—including a title song by Iggy Pop—Repo Man sets its scene in a strip mall SoCal of mindless consumption, exactly the sort dead-end environment that punk was reacting against. “Set in a scuzzy sci-fi nowhere… a world inhabited by dazed sociopaths—soreheads, deadbeats, and rusted-out punkers.”—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker