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Times Square (1980)

Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears.

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(as Alan Moyle)

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Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a relationship on the streets of New York. They soon begin enjoying their punk-rock life until the powers that be start nosing around, looking for them, unsettling their already delicate mental states. Will the Sleez Sisters be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart? Written by Amy K.

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In the heart of Times Square, a poor girl becomes famous, a rich girl becomes courageous, and both become friends. See more »

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Drama | Music

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17 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Times Square  »

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The title of the original script by Allan Moyle and Leanne Unger was "She Got the Shakes". See more »

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In the final musical number, a safety wire is visible on Nicky Marotta. See more »

Quotes

[singing]
Nicky Marotta: I can lick your face, I can bite it too. My teeth got rabies, I'm gonna give it to you. Feed me! Feed me! Can't you hear me howl? Feed me! I'm a damn dog now!
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References Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976) See more »

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Talk of the Town
Performed by The Pretenders
Composed by Chrissie Hynde
Courtesy of Sire Records, Inc./Real Records and Al Gallico Music Corporation
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THE Seminal US Punk Rock Movie
23 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was 12 and it changed my life. I formed my first band the very next morning... I've just seen it for the second time. After 20 years of waiting to see it again it is every bit as great as I remember it. For me, this is absolutely the greatest punk movie of them all. Trini Alvarado's performance is staggeringly mature, and Tim Curry gives a career best turn as a rebel-rousing DJ. The music (Patti Smith, Ramones, if you love it it's probably here) is to die for, and Alan Moyle's direction paints an masterly picture of urban street life in the late 1970s (it's New York, but everyone will see echoes of their city in this film). However, it is Robin Johnson's performance that really hits home. This wonderful, moving, dark, witty movie belongs to her. No wonder it had such an effect on me. "Times Square" is a masterpiece!!! It'll brain your blows out...

Thank you Alan Moyle, words can hardly express how I feel about this film!


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