Repo Man Reviews
Anyways the music can be pretty great at times, and the extremely tongue in cheek satire is appreciated.
Welcome to Alex Cox's surrealistic and absurdist take on apocalyptic satire of mid-1980's American culture.
Otto is frustrated, angry, lonely, horny and bored teenage Punk. Dumped by his girl for his best friend he stumbles into a "job" as apprentice to the role of "Repo Man" for the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation -- which is actually just a front for a repossession agency where the words and ideas of "law" and "ethics" have no place. Otto quickly discovers that this job and company are far more "Punk" than anything he has seen.
Soon he is caught-up in an odd sexual trust, breaking laws, US UFO Conspiracy, Xmas Tree Shaped hanging Pine Tree Scented Air-Freshners, Governmental intrigue and a nuclear contaminated 1964 Chevy Malibu that hides a "Top Secret" weapon in its trunk.
A very young Emilio Estevez is Otto and The Great Harry Dean Stanton is his mentor on this Neo-Punk Adventure. An all-too-quick glimpse of a performance by LA's infamous Circle Jerks and a post-industrial wasteland all take part in this low-budget Cult Film Masterpiece.
This is as close to true middle-class US PUNK as you're going to get.
Over the years this film has managed to become a nostalgic symbol of a time and a rebellion long gone. A must see.