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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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Storyline

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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It's not just a movie....it's an event! (Road Tour Poster) See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Foniki synallagi  »

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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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The video that Shilo (Alexa PenaVega) watches when she gets to the "Genetic Opera" was actually edited by Kevin Greutert, who edited the "Saw" films. See more »

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The story in newspaper with the headline "Marni Calls Off Wedding!" shown during the "Gold" scene is about Blind Mag working for GeneCo, not Marni breaking up with Rotti, See more »

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Amber Sweet: Who's gonna sing Mag after you leave?
Blind Mag: Amber please! It's not my place.
Amber Sweet: Someone must sing! Why can't it be me?
Pavi Largo: Sister, please!
Luigi Largo: Just shut your face!
Amber Sweet: Listen you bitch!
Luigi Largo: When I'm running GeneCo!
Pavi Largo: Dad loves me! They all love the Pavi!
Luigi Largo: When the geezer croaks you will all learn to respect me!
Rotti Largo: That's enough!
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Written by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Anthony Head and Alexa PenaVega
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Nothing Like It
12 November 2008 | by (Great North) – See all my reviews

I have been to cult films, I have been to great grand openings of everything from movies to books to games to this and that. If there is an opening, I will go to it. This movie... this entire experience, it was like nothing I've ever been to in my life.

People are asking whether or not this type of movie will gain 'cult' status, but the fact of the matter is... it already has. To quote Darren: "I'm standing up here, and I see that seventy percent of you are in costume, and the others are saying 'Damnit, why didn't I dress up?'." Dressing up isn't all that makes a cult, the fans are. The fact of the matter is, this movie has a rabid, feasting fanbase that would gladly hog-tie and grapple you to the movie just so that you have the experience of seeing it.

Those who say that this movie is crap, that it doesn't have an audience, and that the music is (my personal favorite) 'atonal', either weren't watching, listening or paying any attention to it at all. This movie is worth far more than anything I've seen in theatres for years. It is easily the most unique experience of my life.

I'd rather see something completely unique, even if it's offensive, gritty, shot with hand-held camera and staring sock puppets than watch anymore of the 'wannabe' good movies that have been coming out. These 'Masterpieces' that people consider to be SO amazing have nothing on a movie like this. This movie is untouchable, it is completely beyond all words.

Everything about this movie has a unique touch that is completely noticeable in absolutely every scene and song. It is an insult to creativity and artistry that a movie such as this should be shoved into only seven cities and outcasting all those who want to watch it so badly.

Myself and two friends drove down from Canada to watch it in Seattle, and we weren't the only ones, and some of the people at our showing were from Texas. This movie will surpass any movie this year through the years, simply because of the fans.

Do NOT miss watching this movie. If you can watch it, even if the theatre is three or four hours away... DO IT. Go in costume, shriek and have the best time of your life.


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