In long flashbacks, David Owen looks back to when he lived in Manhattan with his wife and baby. The unnecessary noises of the city interrupt his life to the point that he takes a baseball bat to the windshield of cars whose alarms are blaring. After a few arrests, his wife kicks him out. On his own, he learns to avoid arrest and leaves a calling card as "The Rectifier" when he breaks into an offending car. Gruska, an enterprising young reporter, tracks him down. He tells her his story, they become lovers, and she organizes a petition drive for a ballot initiative to ban car alarms. The mayor becomes the Rectifier's bête noire. Can David fight City Hall and win? Written by
Henry Bean based David Owen on himself. In real life, Bean broke into people's cars to disable their noisy alarms. He was eventually arrested and jailed. See more »
See this guy? I know this guy. He's a car thief. He knows that most car alarms operate by a simple electric sensor. Jiggle the door, you complete a circuit, and trigger the siren.
I've been stealing cars since I was 14, and the truth is, alarms make my job easier not harder. Say somebody is walking by and sees me fiddling with the ignition.
[in car with alarm going off]
So sorry ma'am. These stupid alarms, ya know?
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when i found this i was in santa cruz, California. i had been laying down around a carport that house a few cars, maybe i should call it a parking garage. it seemed to me that there were multiple couples coming to and from the same vehicle at times. at some point in time while looking inside a video store i saw this and its summary at that time i thought that the synapses was addressing some mysterious hallucination..... which again appealed to my interests during that period...but now, I'm back in Orlando, fl. have mailed films with tim robbins, vincent gallo, and other Hollywood actors, but they are not on the DVD shelf in my parents home where i sent them....
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