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When Lite and Otto are working together, they break every rule of Bud's "repo code." See more »
In the scene where Otto walks into the Repo Yard for the first time after following Bud in - you will notice that the Open/Closed sign changes back and forth during the scene (indicative of multiple shoots). See more »
I walk into someone's place of work, they shit scared. They know I'm not a cop, think I've come to kill 'em. And I would. I'll kill anybody who crosses me. Know what I mean?
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The 'current' UK video version (released by Universal) has masked the camera tracks visible in the scene leading up to the store robbery. These tracks WERE visible in the CIC video version (released in the mid-80s). See more »
Repo Man !! Well not a bad attempt at low budget sci fi. Its appeal lies within its strangeness but even more appeal will come from those who relate to the main character Otto ( Emilio Estevez ) If you can relate to him you will get more enjoyment out of the film. Otto is a typical teenage waster who doesn't like taking orders and wants to live his life by his own rules. At the same time he isn't a bad guy unlike some of his friends. Otto is the only multi dimensional character in the film, every other character is some form of stereotype. I use Multi Dimensional loosely as even the Otto character is barely touched upon and without reading between the lines can be transparent to most people. Trying to do Sci Fi on a low budget will always be difficult ( trying to do Sci Fi with a budget is hard enough ). It definitely shows in Repo Man as the FX is pretty bad, this kind of adds character to the film but at the same time make it look shoddy. Im sure I could make a better metal arm myself with stuff i can find at home and some silver paint. Maybe the point was to make it look silly if so it worked. To Sum up Repo Man is zeitgeist of the late 70's early 80's ( has more of a 70's feel to it ) One thing i did notice was how many film writers/directors have plagiarised many elements from the film and improve on them in their own way. Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Wachowski Brothers amongst others
For that reason it has originality and is different to many films from that era.
I'd give it a 6/10 worth a watch at least once, maybe twice if you want to examine whats on show.
If your into MOVIES blah blah Hollywood give it a miss, if you like film and appreciate it then definitely give this one a go.
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