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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:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's "Times Square" title refers to the real-life New York 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 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 Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Daughter Is One
Performed by Robin Johnson & Trini Alvarado
Composed by Billy Mernit, Norman Ross & Jacob Brackman
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc. and Stigwood Music, Inc.
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My favorite movie at age 13 - would love to see it again
30 August 2009 | by pamjacobs12See all my reviews

I grew up in the Detroit area - there was an underground punk scene in the city, but I didn't know much more about punk until I saw this movie.

My name is Pam, and my best friend and I called each other Nicky and Pammy for months after seeing this movie. Great teen rebellion flick, great gritty scenes of NYC. The concert at the end is awesome - Damn Dog was my favorite song. Loved Trini Alvarado. Surprised she didn't do a lot more acting.

I wish I still had the album; it is even better than the movie. I'm looking in used record stores for it, and hopefully will find it.


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