Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction black comedy film written and directed by Alex Cox in his directorial debut. It stars Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez, with Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Vonetta McGee, Fox Harris, and Dick Rude among the supporting cast. Set in Los Angeles, the plot concerns a young punk rocker (Estevez) who is recruited by a car repossession agency and gets caught up in the pursuit of a mysterious Chevrolet Malibu that might be connected to extraterrestrials.
In the Mojave Desert, a policeman pulls over a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu driven by J. Frank Parnell. The policeman opens the trunk, sees a blinding flash of white light, and is instantly vaporized, leaving only his boots behind.
|events||consumerism debt collection first contact fiction Reaganomics|
|genre||comedy crime science fiction|
|keywords||best friend chevrolet malibu convenience store crime spree drive gas station government agents help kill learn mojave desert open punk rocker repo man run survive televangelist wait wander wound|
|producer||Jonathan Wacks Michael Nesmith Peter McCarthy|
|productionCompany||Edge City Productions|
|theme||black comedy crime comedy high school independent satirical|