Taglines: …It’s 4 A.M., do you know where your car is?
Frustrated punk rocker Otto quits his supermarket job after slugging a co-worker, and is later dumped by his girlfriend at a party. Wandering the streets in frustration, he is recruited in the repossession of a car by a repo agent. After discovering his parents have donated his college fund to a televangelist, he joins the repossession agency (Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation) as an apprentice “repo man”.
During his training, he is introduced into the mercenary and paranoid world of the drivers, befriended by a UFO conspiracy theorist, confronted by rival repo agents, discovers some of his one-time friends have turned to a life of crime, is lectured to near cosmic unconsciousness by the repo agency grounds worker, and finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue concerning a huge repossession bounty on a 1964 Chevy Malibu driven by a lunatic government scientist, with Top Secret cargo in the trunk.
Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez. Repo Man received widespread acclaim, was considered one of the best films of 1984, and has since achieved cult film status.
Repo Man (1984)
Directed by: Alex Cox
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Susan Barnes, Tom Finnegan, Vonetta McGee, Miguel Sandoval
Screenplay by: Alex Cox
Production Design by: Lynda Burbank
Cinematography by: Robby Müller
Film Editing by: Dennis Dolan
Costume Design by: Theda DeRamus
Set Decoration by: Cheryl Cutler
Art Direction by: Lynda Burbank, J. Rae Fox
Music by: Steven Hufsteter, Tito Larriva
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: March 2, 1984