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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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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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The entertainment revolution that Robert Stigwood began continues with Times Square See more »

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17 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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Actor Tim Curry was cast in the top-billed lead role in this soundtrack youth movie after having appeared in a breakthrough film role in the rock musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). See more »

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In the final musical number, a safety wire is visible on Nicky Marotta. 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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References The Onion Field (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Babylon's Burning
Performed by The Ruts
Composed by John Jennings, Dave Ruffy, Malcolm Owen, Paul Fox
Courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd. and Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
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Surprisingly entertaining!
10 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I watched the whole movie on YouTube and thought this is actually really entertaining. The critics complained about it being overblown. I disagree... The script is a bit patchy in places, same with the direction, but I've seen a lot worse, believe me. The soundtrack was what made this movie, it was fantastic. I prefer classical music, but this music was good because of the content and it was catchy.

The performances were really good also. Tim Curry is really cool as Johnny LaGuardia, who sort of succumbs to a change of heart. One minute he is all wild, then he is comforting Pamela. The girl who played Pamela was also convincing, though not as good as her co-star Robin Johnson, who was easily the best actress in the movie. Their scenes while corny at times were on the most part touching. When Nicki suffers a breakdown, I had tears in her eyes, because she was so convincing. Why is she no longer acting?

One thing that gets me mad, Why is the rating so low? It isn't actually that bad. Sure it mayn't be to everyone's taste but it is definitely the most underrated of the 1980s movies.

7/10 in respect to the players. Bethany Cox (I wish I could give it higher but I've only seen it once)


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