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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

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A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

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Shilo Wallace (as Alexa Vega)
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Nathan / Repo Man (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Pavi Largo (as Ogre)
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Rotti's Chauffeur
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Sherrie Alviso (as Briana Buckmaster)
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Big Man
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In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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20 November 2008 (Czech Republic)  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,029 (USA) (14 November 2008)

Gross:

$140,244 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Made on a $8,500,000 USD budget. See more »

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At the end when Rotti shoots Nathan, you see the flash from the gun after the lights dim but then see the same flash again after the camera angle changes. See more »

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Nathan Wallace: Shilo.
Shilo Wallace: Yes, dad.
Nathan Wallace: Did you take your medicine?
Shilo Wallace: Yes.
Nathan Wallace: [hears Rotti speaking in the background] What was that?
Shilo Wallace: Whats what?
Nathan Wallace: [hears more] That.
Shilo Wallace: Oh that. My window is cracked.
Nathan Wallace: Then why aren't you wearing your mask? Should I head back?
Shilo Wallace: No I am fine!
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A very cool modern opera that will surely be playing at midnight screenings as a cult classic for years to come
20 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This modern, actually futuristic, opera is unlike anything I've seen. Many of its qualities remind me of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' a film that was never on my list of favorites. This is better simply because it's able to hold together a more plausible and serious story yet still present itself in the aesthetic of a psychedelic musical. It blends brutality with comedy and music very effectively, in fact, there were far more laughs in our theater than anything else. The interactions between the characters as they sing their parts make for great character development and story progression simultaneously. The character's themselves are all well performed, including Paris Hilton (what happens to her needs to be seen, not described). I'm not the type to like weird, cult films but this held my attention. It's definitely worth a viewing, and if you have time to immerse yourself, then it's definitely worth some good applause.


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