Repo ManRepo Man
is a 1984 cult film
produced by Michael Nesmith
, directed by Alex Cox
, starring Emilio Estevez
("Otto") and Harry Dean Stanton
Otto, a young alienated punk, gets a job with a vehicle reposession agency and partners with Bud, his mentor, in searching for an automobile which, unknown to them, contains something mysterious and powerful in its trunk.
The soundtrack features now-classic punk rock tracks by Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies and others.
Moments to watch:
- A main character in Repo Man was a designer of the neutron bomb: "Ever heard of the neutron bomb? Kills people, leaves buildings standing - so small, it fits in a suitcase, no one knows it is there and then blammo - eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dies. It's so immoral working on the thing could drive you mad."
- Miller, a mechanic working for the reposession company, refuses to learn to drive. "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are."
- Food and beverages throughout the movie appear in white cans with blue labels reading "food" and so on.