The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) David Lynch directing.  Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Nance,Tracy Walter, three of my favorite “Hey, it’s that guy” actors. And a Frenchman (Frederic Golchan).

And bless my soul, imdb verifies: that’s Michael “Deputy Hawk” Horse of Twin Peaks as the Indian.

This is part of the “Les Français Vus Par" ("The French as Seen by…") series of shorts.

I find it amusing when something on YouTube is described as “rare.” Pretty much as soon as it is put online, it ceases to be rare.

(Still have a bunch of Jacob’s Ladder in the queue, coming up soon. Then Angel Heart. And then I am thinking some Twin Peaks? )

Full conversation:

Miller: John Wayne was a fag.

Bud: What did you say man?

Plettschner: Whaa?

Oly: What?

Miller: John Wayne was a fag.

Everyone: (in unison) The hell he was.

Miller: He was too, you boys. I installed two way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood. And he’d come to the door in a dress.

Plettschner: Ah, you’re fucking nuts.

Oly: That doesn’t mean he was a homo, Miller. Lotta straight guys like to watch their buddies fuck. I know I do. Don’t you?

Plettschner: Damn straight I do.

Blue collar mores are some weird shit, man.

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 do my best thinking on the bus. That’s how come I don’t drive, see?"

"You don’t even know how to drive."

"I don’t want to know how. I don’t want to learn. See? The more you drive … the less intelligent you are."

This is one of the reasons I identify with this nutcase. Although, like Bruce Chatwin, I am more of a Walker.


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

"Where did all these people disappear to?"

"The past?"

"That’s right. And how’d they get there?"

"How the fuck do I know?"

"Flying saucers — which are really … ? Yeah, you got it: Time machines."


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 had to be a time when there was no people, right?"

"Yeah, I guess."

"Well, where did all these people come from? I’ll tell you where: The future."


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 the way everybody’s into weirdness right now? Books in all the supermarkets about Bermuda triangles? UFO’s? How the Mayans invented television? That kind of thing?"


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 eat a lot of acid, Miller? Back in the hippie days?"
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 eat a lot of acid, Miller? Back in the hippie days?"


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

"A lot of people don’t realize what’s really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don’t realize that there’s this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything."

There’s M’man.

"I’ll give you an example, show you what I mean: Suppose you’re thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will say like plate or shrimp or plate of shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in looking for one, either. It’s all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.”


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