The Watching Hour: Repo Man
USA, 1984, 92 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Black Comedy, Coming of Age, Cult, Sci-Fi
35mm presentation - Lacking role models and a purpose, baby-faced delinquent Otto (Emilio Estevez) finds a code of honor and a higher calling when he hooks up with a band of contemporary "knights": the repo men. A "seasoned" auto repossessor (Harry Dean Stanton) shows Otto the ropes, and when a big reward is offered for an elusive 1964 Malibu, Otto dodges G-men, cops, religious kooks -- you name it -- in a frenzied quest for the car. Does his fate lie in its trunk?
DIRECTOR: Alex Cox
Principal Cast: Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Harry Dean Stanton, Sy Richardson, Olivia Barash, Fox Harris
US Distributor: Universal Pictures