"It's 4 AM...do you know where your car is?"
Some links and quick thoughts about low budget feature film making...Repo Man was one of the cult classics that me and my film school circle of friends held up on high. Indie, cool, hip, edgy, weird, fun, entertaining...inherently quotable....shot for peanuts but got seen and earned more than a dime...the film was one of those that made 'the dream' (of making the low budget feature) actually seem attainable.
Starring a young Emilio Estevez and an aging Harry Dean Stanton, Repo Man was an action adventure comedy that told the story of a young punk hoodwinked into working for a seedy repossession company, and is thrust headlong into the wacky world of flying saucer enthusiasts, wayward nuclear scientists, exotic women, and ruthless intelligence agents.
And now via Simply Scripts linking to the website of writer/director Alex Cox, you can find not only a PDF of the screenplay, but the last 20 pages of the document contains the original investment proposal, production schedule, and budget summary.
Very cool. Yes, it's 25 years old, but I say to the kids...it's still worth perusing.
Check it out HERE.