Part of Restoration Roundup and Music City Mondays
Rich girl Pammy (Trini Alvarado, STELLA) is the sheltered daughter of a prominent politician. Wild child Nicky (Robin Johnson, D.O.A.) is a tough runaway. Together, the two teens escape from a psychiatric hospital and with the help of radio DJ Johnny LaGuardia (Tim Curry, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), become punk rock heroes on the streets of New York City. But just as their outrageous new life begins to come together, they find that society wants to tear them apart. Can a sisterhood that runs soul deep survive the cold heart of the city? Produced by Robert Stigwood (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, GREASE) and directed by Allan Moyle (PUMP UP THE VOLUME, EMPIRE RECORDS), TIMES SQUARE features an amazing soundtrack of hits from Patti Smith, The Cure, Lou Reed, The Ramones, The Pretenders, Roxy Music, Robin Gibb, Gary Numan, Suzi Quatro, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson, XTC and more.
New 4K DCP remastered by Kino Lorber in 2022, courtesy of Universal Pictures.
“Socially irresponsible and refreshingly optimistic: a WIZARD OF OZ for the '80s.” —Fiona Ferguson, Time Out “A sheer punk rock drive engenders them. Johnson and Alvarado simply get up in front of the cameras and show the world what they’re made of.” —Imran Khan, Popmatters “It isn't the most realistic story, and I'm not so sure that was the intent, but the friendship is whatendures, and it's one of the reasons why people keep coming back to the film. That and the amazing soundtrack, of course.” —Kathy Fennessy, Seattle Film Blog