Title card.
Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

Title card.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"What you got in the trunk?"

"You wouldn’t want to look in there."

I’d take his advice, officer.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Kevin, stop singing, man."

"I wasn’t singing, guy."

Remember when an earring still meant a man was a rebel? Kevin, by the way, is played by Zander Schloss, lead singer of the Circle Jerks.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Hey! Hey, kid. Are you hard of hearing, Ace?"

"What do you want?"

"You wanna make $10?"

"Fuck you, queer."

"Now, wait a minute, kid. You got the wrong idea. Look, my old lady’s real sick. I got to get her to the hospital, okay?"

Remember when saying “queer” made you a rebel?

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"What happened to your old lady?"

"My old lady? Oh, shit. I forgot all about her. Well, she’ll take a bus. She’s a rock."

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"You’re all repo men, aren’t you?"

"So what if we are?"

Remember when spilling your beer made you a rebel?

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"You know, kid, usually when somebody pulls shit like that, my first reaction is, I want to punch his fucking lights out. But you know something?" 

[All together] “You’re all right.”

I like that there’s a kind of implied inside joke here that is never explained.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Ain’t gonna be no repo man, no way."

"It’s too late. You already are."

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Find one in every car. You’ll see."

Tracy Walter. I love this man. Along with Elisha Cook, Jr, Harry Dean Stanton — I am just a fan of “Hey, that guy looks familiar” actors. Walter played the character Frog in an old TV show, Best of the West. I don’t remember anything about the show except Frog.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"What could have done that to him?"

"People just explode. Natural causes."

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"There’s fucking room to move as a fry cook, man. You know, I could be manager in two years."

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"I had this wild fucking dream last night. It was with you and me, and we were working in this sleazy shithole motel down in Miami, Florida. And we were bellhops. And we were 65 years old. It was so real. It was really … It was real, it was realistic, you know?"

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"The Lord has told me personally. Yea, for I walk with the Lord. Amen. He said, ‘Larry, you and your flock shall see the Promised Land. But only if you destroy the twin evils of godless communism abroad and liberal humanism at home.’"

Not much has changed.

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Put it on a plate, son. You’ll enjoy it more."

"Couldn’t enjoy it any more, Mom. This is swell."

One of the recurring themes is that everything is in these extremely generic labels. Here, Otto eats a can of “FOOD.”

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb

"Your father gave all our extra money to the Reverend’s telethon, Otto. We’re sending Bibles to El Salvador."

Repo Man (1984) directed by Alex Cox, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Also starring Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan,  Del Zamora, Eddie Velez, Zander Schloss, Jennifer Balgobin, Dick Rude, Miguel Sandoval, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, the Circle Jerks and Samuel T. Cohen, inventor of the neutron bomb