Before he played the bun-taping jock in the Breakfast Club or the reluctant hockey coach with the heart of gold in Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez cut his teeth as a small-time, punk-rock car repossessor in the 1984 cult film Repo Man. Not to be confused with 2010's organ-reposessing sci-fi action flick Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, Repo Man follows Estevez as he sinks into the drug-addled, hot-wiring world of car repossession.
The movie takes a delightfully campy sci-fi turn when Estevez goes on the hunt for a 1964 Malibu--and the $20,000 reward for its return--which is rumored to have two dead space aliens in the trunk. Can he outsmart a gang of Mexican car thieves and a government secret agent and be the first to wrangle the car away from a crazy scientist? Find out for yourself on Thursday, Nov. 18, when Cult Camp presents a special screening of Repo Man.
Cult Camp is a more-or-less monthly celebration of camp/cult/B/pulp/exploitation-movies that takes place in the Gamekeeper Lounge at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel. Those 21 and older can sip on cocktails, order snacks and recline in the Gamekeeper's low, padded booths while watching terrible movies projected on the big-ish screen. Previous Cult Camp movie nights have included classic box office flops like Troll 2 and Rubin and Ed. All proceeds from this particular screening go to benefit Commit 65, a father/son duo who are attempting to fly an airplane for 65 days without touching the ground.[ Video is no longer available. ]