U.S., 1984, 92 min, 35mm, Dir. Alex Cox, Rated R, Universal Pictures
"Repo Man has the type of unerring energy that leaves audiences breathless and entertained." – Variety
Considered one of the best films of 1984, Repo Man is the first film from director Alex Cox. Young punk rocker Otto (Emilio Estevez) is down on his luck: he’s been fired from his boring supermarket job and his girlfriend left him for his best friend. Wandering the streets in frustration, he’s recruited to repossess a car by Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) and eventually joins the seasoned repo man’s company, the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation. Unbeknownst to Otto, he is about to enter a world filled with alien conspiracies, shady government agents, and a coveted 1964 Chevy Malibu with a huge bounty. As Roger Ebert said, “This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn't made from any known formula and doesn't follow the rules.”
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