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Repo Man

Released 1984
Distributor Universal Pictures

Director Alex Cox’s grungy sci-fi comedy has something for everybody; possessed life forms, shaggy dog humor, Harry Dean Stanton and one of the greatest punk rock soundtracks in the history of movies. Iggy Pop’s theme song kicks off the quirky plot about a layabout (Emilio Estevez) who finds his calling repossessing cars and ends up communing with the cosmos. Co-starring Sy Richardson in a seriously hilarious performance as a street wise repo man.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.