Part of Midnight Movies and Science On Screen.
“The life of a repo man is always intense…” utters haggard veteran repo man Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) to the recently-initiated punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) he’s just taken under his wing. Soon, Otto finds out how intense it can get when a 1964 Chevy Malibu turns up on their list with a big reward, triggering a chain of events that pits the group of repo men up against a shadowy government organization, punks on a crime spree, rival gangs, and representatives of the United Fruitcake Outlet (“UFO”). Skewering President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policy, government conspiracies, TV preachers, and consumerism, Alex Cox’s cult sensation features the ultimate early eighties L.A. punk soundtrack supervised by none other than Iggy Pop. Welcome to the world of the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation. Buckle up. It’s gonna be a wild ride.