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Times Square (1980)

Times Square




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Two runaway teens face life on the streets in New York City with a devil-may-care attitude and a punk-rock image.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Allan Moyle, Jacob Brackman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2000
Associated Film Distribution


Tim Curry
as Johnny LaGuardia
Trini Alvarado
as Pamela Pearl
Robin Johnson
as Nicky Marotta
Peter Coffield
as David Pearl
Herbert Berghof
as Dr. Huber
David Margulies
as Dr. Zymabsky
Anna Maria Horsford
as Rosie Washington
Billy Mernit
as Blondell
Paul Sass
as Blondell
Tim Choate
as Blondell
Elizabeth Peņa
as Disco Hostess
Kathy Lojac
as Nurse Joan
Susan Merson
as Nurse May
Gerald M. Kline
as Policeman #2
Ben Slack
as Hold-Up Man
Ramon Franco
as Sleez Bag Vendor #1
Jay Acovone
as Plainclothes Cop
Larry Silvestri
as Cop on Marquee
Peter Iacangelo
as Plainclothes Cop
Michael Riney
as Young D.J.
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Critic Reviews for Times Square

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

...the film not only features a killer '80's soundtrack but it celebrates the pre-Disneyfied version of New York City, and Times Square in particular, just as forces like the fictional David Pearl were campaigning to change it.

Full Review… | August 1, 2011
Reeling Reviews

A time capsule of the Times Square we miss.

November 30, 2007

Full Review… | August 5, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Times Square


Had never heard of this one, caught it on TV by chance. Was quite surprised to find it's quite a popular, but not widely known cult movie.
Actually, it's pretty bad - Nicky in particular, I found really grating with that voice...BUT... There is something about it. I can't rave, but I can't quite write it off, either.
It has a hinted at lesbian love story at its core, and supposed mental illness. It was probably pretty out there for 1980. The New York setting is cool, but obviously dated.
Actually, the whole movie is badly dated, and not terribly realistic, but I can see why people like it. For me, not so much, one off viewing. But it is interesting.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A great drama with good teen actors, I loved it, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Just had the opportunity to watch this again for the first time in many years. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this film holds up. There are some really great moments and performances. Specifically Robin Johnson as Nicky. Yes, the movie does have its problems. It's little adolescent and melodramatic at times, but then again its a movie about adolescents. Anyway, at the least, this film is a great time capsule of the real Times Square before it became Disney-fied.

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