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Times Square (1980)

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

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(as Alan Moyle)

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(screenplay), (story by) (as Alan Moyle) | 1 more credit »
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Johnny LaGuardia
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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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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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Drama | Music

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R | See all certifications »
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17 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is considered a precursor to director 'Allan Moyle's later movie Pump Up the Volume (1990) which also features a radio disc jockey. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[singing]
Nicky Marotta: I can lick your face, I can bite it too. My teeth got rabies, I'm gonna give it to you. Feed me! Feed me! Can't you hear me howl? Feed me! I'm a damn dog now!
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Connections

References Lao jia lao nu lao shang lao (1978) 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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