Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Repo Man (1984)

This 80's cult classic is worshipped by punk rockers because of its senseless violence and bad ass soundtrack with bands like The Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag. It was directed by Alex Cox who gave us the other punk rock Sex Pistols cult flick Sid And Nancy. The movie follows Otto (Emilio Estevez) a angry suburban punk who hates his job, has no real friends and a shitty home life. Everything changes for Otto when he meets Harry Dean Stanton and becomes a repossessor. Now that hes a Repo Man he falls into a much more exciting world filled with drugs, sex, theft, car chases, murder and of course aliens. The great thing about Repo Man is how campy it all is. The movie never seems to take its self seriously and its filled with cheesy effects. Although the movie tends to attract sub cultured kids due to its soundtrack and nihilistic tone, its also worth a ride for anyone into crazy 80's camp flicks.

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