Repo Man

Movie Information

Repo Man will be shown at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville.
Genre: New Wave/Punk Sci-Fi Comedy
Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Susan Barnes
Rated: R

The cult favorite Repo Man (1984) returns for a single showing. For those of you with absolutely no familiarity with the movie (and there must still be a few), this was the groundbreaking New Wave assault on just about anything that was held sacred or even merely normal in the middle of the Reagan age, all centering around repossessing cars as a kind of metaphor for nihilistic youth. Since it hasn’t been that long ago that I reviewed this one, I’ll simply direct you to the archived online review at

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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