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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 by its ears.

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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
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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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"Go Sleaze!" ...in Times Square! 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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Trivia

The title of the original script by Allan Moyle and Leanne Unger was "She Got the Shakes". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Life During Wartime
Performed by Talking Heads
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Courtesy of Sire Records, Inc./Real Records and Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc.
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I loved this movie!
3 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm so glad i'm not the only one who thought this was a great film. I saw this movie in 1980 several times. I was a Freshmen in high school and into the punk scene. This movie was such a big influence in my life. I ran away from home after seeing it. Since I grew up in Orange County California and was only fifteen, Times Square was a little too far so I ran away to Hollywood. I have to admit it was kinda fun and I was lucky in that I didn't end up a statistic. I bought the sound track before I ran away and recorded it on tape and used to sit on Hollywood Blvd. and blast it on my ghetto blaster. I haven't seen the movie in years, actually I hadn't even thought about it until I was rating music on my yahoo radio station and Patti Smiths "Pissin in a river" came on. I did a search and found this. After reading all the reviews and comments I really want to see it again. I think I'm gonna buy the DVD. I've looked for it in video rental stores in the past and have never found it. Has anyone ever rented it? My Yahoo ID is yougotjamesnolan if you ever want to listen to my station, I think you'll like it if you like the Times Square sound track. Let me know what you think!


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