In honor of his new film LUCKY, we salute legendary actor Harry Dean Stanton with this sci-fi double feature. In REPO MAN, he plays a veteran repo warhorse breaking in new repo man Emilio Estevez. In DEATH WATCH, he's an evil TV exec trying to exploit Romy Schneider's fatal illness.
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!
1980, Westchester Films, 117 min, United States, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier
Shot in Glasgow, Scotland, this unsettling drama takes place in a future where fatal illness is as rare as voyeurism is rampant. Besieged by reporters after she has been diagnosed with an incurable disease, Romy Schneider takes off with acquaintance Harvey Keitel — unaware that a camera has been implanted in his eye to film her final days for a reality show. With Harry Dean Stanton (as a ratings-hungry TV exec) and Max von Sydow.