Director: Alex Cox Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1984
Starring: , Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Olivia Barash, Tracey Walter
Los Angeles becomes unworldly for a young punk in REPO MAN!
The uncertainty of the 1980s permeates Los Angeles as punk rocker, Otto (Emilio Estevez), finds out that nothing is quite what it seems. He quits his no-where job, gets dumped by his girlfriend, and finds out his parents spent his colleague funds on a televangelist. With nothing to lose he becomes a repo man…and this is when things start to get really strange. Director Alex Cox makes Los Angeles the place of cosmic possibility, a city where UFOs and lunatic scientists meet car and punk culture. Plus, the soundtrack captures a real moment in L.A.’s music history.
Part of Nitehawk’s November L.A. STRANGE brunch series.