El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

Repo Man

40th anniversary
Plaza After Dark
Friday, July 26
Philanthropy Theatre

What do you get when you combine a disaffected punk named Otto (Emilio Estevez), a jaded but not-quite-worn out car repossessor (Harry Dean Stanton), a pair of checked-out cult-blind parents, an angry girlfriend, a Chevy Malibu that glows green and has a $20,000 bounty on it, and a ubiquitous plate-o-shrimp? Only one thing – the classic 1980s cult film Repo Man. A chase film, a political statement, post-punk, pre-grunge, with Iggy Pop, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag and The Plugz anchoring the soundtrack, Repo Man is, in retrospect, one of the great films to come of that great Reagan-era film decade. From a time when “generic’ was a new word in the zeitgeist, this film is anything but. And now, with a sequel in the works from director Cox, the original is newly relevant. — Craig Holden

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Rated: R