REPO MAN
1984, Universal Studios, 92 min, United States, Dir: Alex Cox

“It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.” Veteran repo warhorse Bud (Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his funniest roles) breaks in new repo man Otto (Emilio Estevez) while tracking a vintage Chevy Malibu driven by a lobotomized nuclear physicist (Fox Harris). But the two soon find that ruthless feds are hoping to retrieve the car and get the radioactive alien corpse out of the trunk!


MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
1986, 98 min, USA, Dir: Stephen King

Legendary horror writer Stephen King’s sole credit as a director is this mayhem-filled sci-fi film that redefines “monster trucks.” When Earth passes through the tail of a comet, inanimate objects begin to kill their human masters. As big rigs and bulldozers converge on a North Carolina truck stop, survivors led by Emilio Estevez try to hold them off and find a machine-free refuge. With music by hard-rock greats AC/DC.


THE BREAKFAST CLUB
1985, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: John Hughes

John Hughes’ 1980s string of teenage comedy-dramas reached its apex with this study of five misfit kids (Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall) who learn to open up as they undergo a daylong Saturday detention. The memorable soundtrack includes Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”


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