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Times Square (1980)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny LaGuardia
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Pamela Pearl
Robin Johnson ...
Nicky Marotta
Peter Coffield ...
David Pearl
Herbert Berghof ...
Dr. Huber
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Dr. Zymansky
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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
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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 Girls be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart? Written by Amy K.

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Taglines:

"Go Sleaze!" ...in Times Square! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Times Square  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Tim Curry was cast in the top-billed lead role in this soundtrack youth movie after having appeared in a breakthrough film role in the rock musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). See more »

Goofs

In the final musical number, a safety wire is visible on Nicky Marotta. 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!
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Connections

References The Hitter (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Dangerous Type
Performed by The Cars
Composed by Ric Ocasek
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records and Lido Music, Inc.
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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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