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Repo Man

Repo Man | BACKFIRE Harry Dean Stanton brings the heat
BACKFIRE Harry Dean Stanton brings the heat

Why ''Repo Man'' is one of the top 10 cult movies

Beer-swigging suburban punks and blue-collar repo men collide as they track down a 1964 Chevy Malibu -- which, by the way, just might be from outer space. Exec-produced by an ex-Monkee (Michael Nesmith) and directed by a onetime Oxford law student, ''Repo Man'' was destined for weirdness. But the movie found its audience in rebellious high schoolers and alienated Reagan-era hipsters, who grooved to its surf-punk soundtrack and memorized its riffs on society, space aliens, and, of course, shrimp.
SIGNATURE LINE ''Let's go get sushi and not pay!''
SENSELESS ACT OF VIOLENCE Future Mighty Duck Emilio Estevez slam-dancing awkwardly to the Circle Jerks.

Originally posted May 15, 2003

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