The Foreigner (1982)
Set in the strange world of the New York City club scene, agent Max Menace (Eric Mitchell) attempts to carry out his mission while being pursued by a bunch of lowlifes. Unusual events and adventures and meetings befall Menace on his journey. Featured in this film are appearances by the punk band The Erasers.
as Dee Trick
as Max Menace
as Zazu Weather
as The German
as Fili Harlow
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Sitting through this no-budget No Wave film is an endurance test, especially if you were only lured by the false promise of a co-starring Debbie Harry role (she has one quick scene where she smokes in a street alley and croons a bit in foreign languages). The rest mostly involves a hair-bleached, white-suited visitor (Eric Mitchell) who wanders around the strange city acting puzzled and distracted. He sees punks here and there and tries to escape some bad guys.
Director Amos Poe has a career heavily focused on the underground New York scene, spanning other films such as "Blank Generation" and "Alphabet City."
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