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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.

Director:

Allan Moyle (as Alan Moyle)

Writers:

Jacob Brackman (screenplay by), Allan Moyle (story by) (as Alan Moyle) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Johnny LaGuardia
Trini Alvarado ... Pamela Pearl
Robin Johnson ... Nicky Marotta
Peter Coffield Peter Coffield ... David Pearl
Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof ... Dr. Huber
David Margulies ... Dr. Zymansky
Anna Maria Horsford ... Rosie Washington
Michael Margotta ... JoJo
J.C. Quinn ... Simon
Miguel Pinero Miguel Pinero ... Roberto
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens ... Heavy
Billy Mernit Billy Mernit ... Blondell
Paul Sass Paul Sass ... Blondell
Artie Weinstein 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 City. 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 »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Times Square See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the real-life New York City location, which, according to Wikipedia, "is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Nicky Marotta: Freeze, motherfucker, or I'll brain your blows out!
[Pamela laughs]
Nicky Marotta: What's so funny?
Pamela Pearl: You said 'brain your blows out!'
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References Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Damn Dog
Performed by Robin Johnson
Composed by Billy Mernit and Jacob Brackman
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc. and Stigwood Music, Inc.
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If only they hadn't ruined Times Square
11 December 2004 | by littleshelaghSee 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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