MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,880 this week

Times Square (1980)

 -  Drama | Music  -  17 October 1980 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 829 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 16 critic

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

Director:

(as Alan Moyle)

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 Jul 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Times Square" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Times Square (1980)

Times Square (1980) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Times Square.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.

Director: Lou Adler
Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter
Smithereens (1982)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch
Jubilee (1978)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox
Rude Boy (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England.

Directors: Jack Hazan, David Mingay
Stars: Dave Armstrong, Barry Baker, Terry Barry
Say Nothing (2001)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An unfulfilled married woman becomes intrigued by an alluring suitor whose attention soon becomes obsessive.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Hart Bochner, William Baldwin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Liane Balaban, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Mary Walsh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry, Rosemary Harris
Weirdsville (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning
Suburbia (1983)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A communal drug family begins to dissolve from within while a University student watches and records it all.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Stephen Lack, Pierre Robert, Peter Brawley
Documentary

Film Director Allan Moyle, who brought you the hits "Empire Records" (1995) and "Pump Up The Volume" (1990), joins up with four other diabetic candidates in exploring the phenomenon of "... See full summary »

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Allan Moyle, Charles Murphy, Fidel Arizmendi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny LaGuardia
...
Pamela Pearl
Robin Johnson ...
Nicky Marotta
Peter Coffield ...
David Pearl
Herbert Berghof ...
Dr. Huber
...
Dr. Zymansky
...
Rosie Washington
Michael Margotta ...
JoJo
J.C. Quinn ...
Simon
Miguel Pinero ...
Roberto
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens ...
Heavy
Billy Mernit ...
Blondell
Paul Sass ...
Blondell
Artie Weinstein ...
Blondell
Tim Choate ...
Eastman
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The entertainment revolution that Robert Stigwood began continues with Times Square See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's "Times Square" title refers to the real-life New York location, which, according to Wikipedia, "is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets". See more »

Goofs

In the ambulance, Pamela Pearl turns the volume knob but the volume of the music does not change. See more »

Quotes

Nicky Marotta: My heart/it's pumpin'/my foot/it's runnin'/my head/it's hurtin'/it's hurtin' me./I never told you/everything/I never said the stuff I should/I was chicken to tell you/I never thought I could./ Find me/help me/save me./Can you hear me?/Can you feel me out there?/Pammy! I'm callin' you Pammy! Pammy!
See more »

Connections

References Li Xiao Long yu wo (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Grinding Halt
Performed by The Cure
Composed by Laurence Tolhurst (as Tolhurst) / Michael Dempsey (as Dempsey) / Robert Smith (as Smith)
Courtesy of Fiction Records/Polydor Ltd./JEM Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE Seminal US Punk Rock Movie
23 June 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was 12 and it changed my life. I formed my first band the very next morning... I've just seen it for the second time. After 20 years of waiting to see it again it is every bit as great as I remember it. For me, this is absolutely the greatest punk movie of them all. Trini Alvarado's performance is staggeringly mature, and Tim Curry gives a career best turn as a rebel-rousing DJ. The music (Patti Smith, Ramones, if you love it it's probably here) is to die for, and Alan Moyle's direction paints an masterly picture of urban street life in the late 1970s (it's New York, but everyone will see echoes of their city in this film). However, it is Robin Johnson's performance that really hits home. This wonderful, moving, dark, witty movie belongs to her. No wonder it had such an effect on me. "Times Square" is a masterpiece!!! It'll brain your blows out...

Thank you Alan Moyle, words can hardly express how I feel about this film!


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TCM kueskues
Could this movie be made today? rnelson-10
Why isn't it available to buy anywhere? numbmannequin
HAPPY 30th, TIMES SQUARE! Kitale
Soundtrack release? RobertUK
Question about the movie and its soundtrack travistarrant37
Discuss Times Square (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?