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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. 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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Taglines:

There's only one way and that's running away and hanging out and setting yourself free. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerreras de Nueva York See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the Johnny LaGuardia (Tim Curry)'s radio station was WJAD. 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 to Pamela's dad and other authority figures]
Nicky MarottaPamela Pearl: Spic, nigger, faggot, bum - your daughter is one!
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Connections

References Chinese Godfather (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Sedated
Written by Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Ramone
Attributed to The Ramones collectively
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records, Inc./Real Records and Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc./Taco Tunes, Inc.
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I loved this movie!
3 April 2006 | by yougotjamesSee 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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