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Movie is made by its theme song


No, not Bob Seger. The haunting Tangerine Dream theme that plays several times in the movie. Adds a whole different dimension to it. Without it, this might feel like a more lightweight teen exploitation comedy.

Halloween is another example. Wouldn't have been nearly as scary without its creepy theme song.

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Agreed

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I also agree.

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Truth. The movie is not very good but there is a lot in the way of music, production, and iconic scenes that elevate it to quasi-classic.

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I watched it tonight for the first time in years and was actually taken aback at just how bad it is as a movie! It's really not aged well at all. But I still agree with what you said- the soundtrack, colors, some of the cinematography, styling/outfits, RBM, etc. make it a nice art piece.

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Aside from Sorcerer, it's probably the best use of Tangerine Dream music in any soundtrack.

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Completely agreed, it's good but forgettable without the soundtrack.

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I liked Tangerine Dream's music, but I also liked the opening song Every Breath You Take by the Police band.

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