A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy features the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his greatest roles, as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic, middle-class punk he takes under his wing.
“Great weirdo fun. This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn’t made from any known formula and doesn’t follow the rules.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in repossessing a mysterious – and otherworldly – Chevy Malibu with a cop-evaporating alien force hidden in the trunk, threatening to change the very laws of science as we know it. Featuring a hilarious script, a colorful gallery of amazing character actors (including Sy Richardson and Tracey Walter) and the ultimate early eighties L.A. punk soundtrack (with Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fear and more), this offbeat comic odyssey is also a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policies. Brilliantly directed by Alex Cox, Repo Man is a one-of-a-kind blue collar punk rock masterpiece. “Let’s go do some crimes …” (Dir. by Alex Cox, 1984, USA, 92 mins., Rated R)