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Times Square (1980)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  17 October 1980 (USA)
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Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears.


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In the heart of Times Square, a poor girl becomes famous, a rich girl becomes courageous, and both become friends. See more »


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17 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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1.85 : 1
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For a long time the soundtrack album of this film was the only available recording of the The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated". See more »


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


Dr. Zymansky: Meth-o-dist Epis-co-pal.
Nicky Marotta: Take... a... piss... you... ass-hole!
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References Tom Horn (1980) See more »


Take This Town
Performed by Xtc (as XTC)
Composed by Andy Partridge
Courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd. and Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
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If only they hadn't ruined Times Square
11 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People who love:

  • depictions of New York City's Times Square (and New York City, for

that matter) as gritty-as-you please and before it was remade as a family theme park

  • Tim Curry (see him here as a late-night radio DJ speaking to

nocturnal urban denizens in verse from the center of Times Square)

  • movies about youthful rebellion that are half tongue-in-cheek

will get a kick out of this movie. I recommend it, especially if you don't require that you grow spiritually or expand your vocabulary every time you invest 90 minutes in a movie.

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