Emilio + Harry Dean + Alex = Bona Fide Cult Classic

by Matthew Curtis
January 29, 2008 2:08 AM
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One of the films that came to define the term "Cult Classic" in the 1980s finally makes its Enzian debut Tuesday night 1/29 at 9:30 PM with the Sundance Channel Film Series screening of REPO MAN (1984). The legendary feature debut of Alex Cox (the British actor/director who would go on to make SID AND NANCY just a couple of years later), this inventive sci-fi satire of Southern California life follows the adventures of an LA punk musician (Emilio Estevez) turned car repossessor, his deadpan mentor (the great Harry Dean Stanton), and a '64 Malibu with something mysterious in the trunk. Throw in some pointless violence, media hypnosis, aliens, and a dynamite soundtrack including Iggy Pop, The Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, Fear, The Plugz, Louis Armstrong (!) and The Andrew Sisters (!!), and it all adds up to one of the best science-fiction/action/punk comedies of all time--in other words, a true cult classic executive produced by none other than ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith. And as always, admission is only $5, so you only have yourself to blame if you miss it.

-- Matthew

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