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Repo Man (1984)

US 92m, Colour
Director: Alex Cox; Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Olivia Barash, Tracey Walter, Fox Harris

Reminiscent of Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Repo Man is a comedic science fiction cult film which follows the whereabouts of a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu which allegedly contains the bodies of space aliens; and, the movements of an out of work “punk rocker” named Otto who winds up working for a company that repossesses automobiles in Los Angeles. After strange and deadly occurrences are reported involving the contents of the missing Malibu, an amateur UFO group and “Men in Black” style authorities begin their pursuit of the missing vehicle which is seen driving aimlessly around the city. When a $20,000 reward is posted for the alien-carrying car, Otto and a number of local repo men begin searching for the mysterious Malibu. The film is filled with bizarre characters and hilarious gags, not the least of which is a plethora of generic no-name products such as “food” and “drink” – as well as appropriate and memorably delivered lines such as “the life of a repo man is always intense” (Klaus Ming April 2011).

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3 comments on “Repo Man (1984)

  1. joem18b
    04/12/2011

    I started Repo Man again the other night, after years. Made me smile but I didn’t get too far before bailing for something else.

    • Klaus
      04/16/2011

      I like this movie more every time i see it – although i admit, you kind of have to be in the mood for it.

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