A classic that truly put the punk in cyberpunk sci-fi. Hilarious!!
almost 4 years
Absurd, hilarious, and one of the weirdest movies I've seen.
almost 4 years
very quotable. captures a raw punk rock attitude without pandering.
The life of a repo man is always intense...
over 6 years
Captured so well the seedy, dark & absurd underside of the 80s
A fantastic homage to cheesy sci-fi cinema.
J. Christian Guerrero
over 7 years
The sole 'issue' with this film is that its answers exceed its questions so magnificently.
Repo Man is a 1984 cult film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton.
Otto Maddox (Emilio Estevez), a young punk rocker living in Los Angeles, gets fired from his boring job as a supermarket stock clerk. He learns that his pot-smoking, ex-hippie parents have donated the money they promised him for finishing school to a crooked televangelist. Depressed and broke, Otto wanders the streets, until he falls in with Bud (Harry Dean Stanton), a seasoned repossession agent, or "repo man", working for the "Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation" (a small automobile repossession agency). Although Otto is initially disgusted by the concept of repossessing cars, his opinion changes rapidly when he is quickly paid in cash for his first "job". Otto joins the agency as a repo man himself.
Otto soon learns that, as Bud had told him, "the life of a repo man is always intense." He...