Repo Man (1984)

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This week, we go do some crimes with regular guest (and director of The Plagiarist’s latest show, Ubu II) Nick Freed as we talk about the 1984 punk cult classic Repo Man!

Alex Cox’s deliberately weird, anarchic joyride follows an aimless young punk (Emilio Estevez) who finds himself employed at an unscrupulous auto repossession company. Learning the ins and outs of the repo life with seasoned veteran Bud (Harry Dean Stanton), he runs afoul of a Chevy Malibu which – surprise! – has radioative alien bodies in it! It’s a trippy, quirky movie not for ordinary fuckin’ people, and we had a blast talking about it.

Check out our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

repo man cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR REPO MAN:

  1. Any time you hear a new punk hit or The Plugz’ surf-guitar score kicks in
  2. Every time the driver of the Chevy Malibu changes
  3. Whenever there’s abstract, minimalist product placement

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Otto screams at Bud, “What kinda asshole gets killed over a car?!”

Join us next week to question your sanity as we experience the mental abuse of the ’40s noir Gaslight!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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