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Times Square (1980)

Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears.

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Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a relationship on the streets of New York. They soon begin enjoying their punk-rock life until the powers that be start nosing around, looking for them, unsettling their already delicate mental states. Will the Sleez Sisters be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart? Written by Amy K.

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There's nothing to do but play music and scream your lungs out. See more »

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Drama | Music

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17 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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As promotion for the film, RSO Records sent out a videotape to record stores featuring the musical segments "Your Daughter is One," "Damn Dog," and a trailer (featuring unused footage) scored with "Life During Wartime" by The Talking Heads. See more »

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In the final musical number, a safety wire is visible on Nicky Marotta. See more »

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Dr. Zymansky: Meth-o-dist Epis-co-pal.
Nicky Marotta: Take... a... piss... you... ass-hole!
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References Screams of a Winter Night (1979) See more »

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Flowers in the City
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Performed by David Johansen & Robin Johnson
Composed by David Johansen and Ronnie Guy
Courtesy of Blue Sky Records, Inc./CBS Records and Buster Poindexter, Inc. and Purple Man Publishing
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Surprisingly entertaining!
10 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched the whole movie on YouTube and thought this is actually really entertaining. The critics complained about it being overblown. I disagree... The script is a bit patchy in places, same with the direction, but I've seen a lot worse, believe me. The soundtrack was what made this movie, it was fantastic. I prefer classical music, but this music was good because of the content and it was catchy.

The performances were really good also. Tim Curry is really cool as Johnny LaGuardia, who sort of succumbs to a change of heart. One minute he is all wild, then he is comforting Pamela. The girl who played Pamela was also convincing, though not as good as her co-star Robin Johnson, who was easily the best actress in the movie. Their scenes while corny at times were on the most part touching. When Nicki suffers a breakdown, I had tears in her eyes, because she was so convincing. Why is she no longer acting?

One thing that gets me mad, Why is the rating so low? It isn't actually that bad. Sure it mayn't be to everyone's taste but it is definitely the most underrated of the 1980s movies.

7/10 in respect to the players. Bethany Cox (I wish I could give it higher but I've only seen it once)


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