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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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Big Man
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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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Not Your Parent's Opera See more »

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Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi

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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  »

Box Office

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 entire set was built on one sound stage. See more »

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In the picture which shows Pavi skinning the woman's face, Ogre's real face is shown, instead of Pavi's scarred face. See more »

Quotes

Shilo Wallace: How did you do that?
Blind Mag: Do what?
Shilo Wallace: Do that! That eye thing!
Blind Mag: These eyes can do more than see.
Shilo Wallace: I know - I mean I've seen you sing.
Blind Mag: Where?
Shilo Wallace: From my window. I can see the world from there. Name the stars and constellations. Count the cars and watch the seasons.
Blind Mag: I wish we could've watched together.
Shilo Wallace: I can't have guests!
Blind Mag: Never?
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Blame Not My Cheeks
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This movie is like seeing a supergroup in concert!
21 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of films have interesting trailers. Repo! The Genetic Opera has a few music videos available for viewing at http://repo-opera.com. Those are small teasers for the experience you'll have when you see this movie in theaters! A superb surround mix and amazing talent are displayed in this film, which combines several genres with acting talent from Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Ogre (of the band Skinny Puppy), Bill Moseley and newcomer to movies but not to his role Terrance Zdunich as the Graverobber. It feels like you've gone to a huge rock show and seen an amazing supergroup in concert. The only things that could make it better are having the show be sold out by fans that know the words to every song and can sing along, having the show be on tour and hit every major city in the world and having several encores after the crowd demands it! Repo! The Genetic Opera is a film I encourage everyone to take the time to experience, and if you can, be sure to see it on the big screen.


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