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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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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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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 ...
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Billy Mernit ...
Blondell
Paul Sass ...
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Artie Weinstein ...
Blondell
Tim Choate ...
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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 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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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1.85 : 1
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According to the Thorn-EMI Australian video release sleeve notes by Marjorie Bilbow, the film was "Made on location in the tough areas of New York, in streets lined with porno cinemas, sex shops and shady clubs". 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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References The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Pissing in the River
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Composed by Patti Smith & Ivan Král
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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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