“Look at those assholes. Ordinary fuckin’ people, I hate ’em.”
Join us as we honour the life of legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton (RIP) in one of his most iconic roles: Bud, the world-weary repo man with all the best lines, in Alex Cox’s genre-defying sci-fi/punk/cult classic REPO MAN.
A searing critique of 80s consumer culture, Reaganism, cold-war terror, and suburbanism, REPO MAN is the quintessential cult film. The film follows alienated, nihilistic punk Otto (Emilio Estevez), who, after losing his job at a local supermarket, finds himself enlisted by eccentric repo man, Bud (Stanton). Although initially reluctant, he soon begins to enjoy the fast-paced, high-paying and semi-outlaw lifestyle associated with the job. It soon becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in repossessing a mysterious and otherworldly 1964 Chevy Malibu with a $20,000 reward attached to it.
Consisting of an iconic early 80s LA punk soundtrack (featuring Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, among others), a truly hilarious and unique script, stunningly distinctive cinematography, and iconoclastic direction, REPO MAN is one of the true masterpieces of 80s cult cinema.
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