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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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There's nothing to do but play music and scream your lungs out. 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

Trini Alvarado walked around carrying a bible during the shooting of this film. See more »

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

Referenced in Zapped! (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Innocent, Not Guilty
Performed & Composed by Garland Jeffreys
Courtesy of Garland Jeffreys Music
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THE Seminal US Punk Rock Movie
23 June 2004 | by heavenuphereSee all my reviews

I saw this film when I was 12 and it changed my life. I formed my first band the very next morning... I've just seen it for the second time. After 20 years of waiting to see it again it is every bit as great as I remember it. For me, this is absolutely the greatest punk movie of them all. Trini Alvarado's performance is staggeringly mature, and Tim Curry gives a career best turn as a rebel-rousing DJ. The music (Patti Smith, Ramones, if you love it it's probably here) is to die for, and Alan Moyle's direction paints an masterly picture of urban street life in the late 1970s (it's New York, but everyone will see echoes of their city in this film). However, it is Robin Johnson's performance that really hits home. This wonderful, moving, dark, witty movie belongs to her. No wonder it had such an effect on me. "Times Square" is a masterpiece!!! It'll brain your blows out...

Thank you Alan Moyle, words can hardly express how I feel about this film!


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