The 1984 science fiction comedy Repo Man is nothing like what you would imply from the title. Emilio Estevez is indeed a repo man, but the plot revolves around a radioactive Chevy Malibu, possibly with extraterrestrials inside. Repo Man was a critical and box office hit, despite being produced on a shoestring budget.
10. It didn’t take any special effects to make the Chevy Malibu glow.
The car was covered with 3M reflective paint that cost about $600 per bucket. Hopefully it only took one to two buckets to cover it al.
8. The Malibu was stolen during filming.
This was a disaster because they only had the one car for the movie. They had to scramble and find another Chevy Malibu and by the time they started shooting again the first car was found.
Read more about the making of Repo Man at TVOM.