youth cult film of 1984, REPO MAN marked the auspicious debut of writer-director Alex Cox, born in Britain and educated as a lawyer at Oxford before relocating to Los Angeles to study at UCLA Film School on a Fulbright scholarship.
Otto (Emilio Estevez) is a disaffected youth in Los Angeles who loses his supermarket stock boy job as the film opens. He spends the night wandering through the punk underground before he encounters Bud (Harry Dean Stanton), who tells him that his wife left her car in a bad neighborhood and offers
Otto $25 to drive it out for him. Otto accepts but is indignant when he learns that Bud lied to him and that he has just helped ...