Times Square (1980 Film) DVD REGION 1 for ALL USA and Canada DVD Players — featuring Tim Curry (Music by Roxy Music, The Ramones, XTC, Lou Reed, Gary Numan, Talking Heads, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Jackson, Suzi Quatro, Patti Smith and The Pretenders)


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Release date October 17, 1980

PLOT: Nicky Marotta (Robin Johnson) and Pamela Pearl (Trini Alvarado) are two teenage girls who meet in the New York Neurological Hospital, where they’re both being examined for mental illness. Pamela is depressed and insecure, and she’s neglected and exploited by her father, David Pearl (Peter Coffield), a prominent and wealthy commissioner running a campaign to “clean up” Times Square. Nicky is a tough-talking street kid with musical aspirations, sent to the hospital for an evaluation after an altercation with police. Sharing a room, the brash Nicky and shy Pamela become friends. Nicky admires Pamela’s poetic spirit; Pamela admires Nicky’s forthright attitude and resents the condescending way in which the doctors treat her. Nicky is released from the hospital and later returns, ostensibly for an appointment with her social worker, Rosie Washington (Anna Maria Horsford), but really to break Pamela out. Both girls escape the hospital, steal an ambulance, and hide out in abandoned warehouse on the Chelsea Piers, making a pact to scream out each other’s names in times of trouble.

There is a citywide search for Pamela after David reports her missing and accuses Nicky of kidnapping her, claiming Pamela needs medical attention. Meanwhile, the girls try to eke out a living by engaging in card games, petty theft, odd jobs, and scavenging. Radio disc jockey Johnny LaGuardia (Tim Curry), who broadcasts from a penthouse studio overlooking Times Square, realizes that David’s missing daughter is the same “Zombie Girl” who sent him letters, telling him how sad and insecure she feels. LaGuardia, who resents David’s “Reclaim Rebuild Restore” campaign to gentrify Times Square, uses his radio station, WJAD, to reach out to Nicky and Pamela. The girls start writing songs together and form an underground punk rock band, The Sleez Sisters, with the help of LaGuardia, who sees them as an opportunity to undermine David. When an open letter to Pamela from Rosie is printed in the newspaper

Duration 1 Hour 51 Minutes

Offered in REGION 1  for all USA an Canada DVD players in DVD-R Format

Trini Alvarado as Pamela Pearl
Robin Johnson as Nicky Marotta
Tim Curry as Johnny LaGuardia
Peter Coffield as David Pearl
Herbert Berghof as Dr. Huber
David Margulies as Dr. Zymansky
Anna Maria Horsford as Rosie Washington
Michael Margotta as JoJo
J.C. Quinn as Simon
Tim Choate as Eastman
Elizabeth Peña as Disco Hostess
Steve James as Dude
Jay Acovone as Plainclothes Cop

Format DVD-R

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Weight.25 lbs


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