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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shilo Wallace (as Alexa Vega)
Nathan / Repo Man (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Nivek Ogre ...
Pavi Largo (as Ogre)
Branko Lebar ...
Rotti's Chauffeur
Sherrie Alviso
Anna Kostan ...
Young Mormon Woman
Brad Austin ...
Young Mormon Man
Big Man


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Not Your Parent's Opera See more »


Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Foniki synallagi  »

Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$140,244 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anthony Stewart Head was chosen for his role as Nathan Wallace after Darren Bousman had heard him sing in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer 6th season ep.#7 which was titled "Once More with Feeling". Anthony Head had sung previously in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series during it's 4th season as well. Anthony Stewart Head has had several other singing credits to his name as well- one song in particular that can be noted is his rendition of the song Sweet Transvestite. See more »


During the song "Thankless Job", right after pulling the first organ off his victim, Nathan puts his mask on, but in the scene after him taking the man's heart off, he's no longer wearing the mask. See more »


Amber Sweet: What's the matter Graverobber? Can't get it up if the girl's breathing?
Amber's Valet #1Amber's Valet #2: Can't get it up! Can't get it up! Can't get it up!
Amber Sweet: Z me! Give me a hit, now! Hurry! I'm late, I'm late so hurry! Don't keep my surgeons waiting!
Grave-Robber: Bitch pay me!
Amber Sweet: Later!
Grave-Robber: Okay, I'll see you later.
Amber Sweet: Where you going? Stay here. I've got ways to pay, dear. Other than dough!
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Remake of Repo! The Genetic Opera (2006) See more »


Nathan Discovers Rotti's Plan
Written by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head and Alexa PenaVega (as Alexa Vega)
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User Reviews

Best Musical of The Year
21 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a superlative movie through and through, what a phenomenal piece of work. It is such an amazing and very cool artistically rich and collaboratively ingenious of characters with rich metal Gothic and opera soul. I absolutely, positively, inequitably loved all of Sarah Brightman's performances, it was not only rocking hot, she was a phenomenally endowed character in this movie. I think she had an epic role in this movie. This is a hot movie. Must be seen and it is more than just blood and guts indeed. We were singing along with the songs the second go round and it was absolutely fantastic. I am in awe that it is so much better, no exquisite, than I had foreseen. Here's a salute to our magnificent (Blind Mag) star and all the collaborative stardom, specifically the writer Terrance and Darren director and the greatly cast stars among them that also enriched this movie with such superlative talents, work and dedication. It is a masterpiece. It would be shameless to let all of it go unnoticed and unappreciated. I'm quite positive there would be a huge following if marketed to appeal to viewers from many genres. I am an open minded viewer of many things and quite honestly wasn't sure that I would like this movie in it's entirety given the bits of news, trailers, clips, advertisement but I was completely detoured from this idea not once but twice seeing this richly written, sketched, musically infused, fully fulfilling outstanding vocals, and directed by a master artist this piece of artistic collaboration come to be known as Repo-The Genetic Opera. Darren, Terrance, his musical sidekick, friends, Lionsgate representatives and phenomenal crew are astounding characters, down to earth people, kind, generous, and appreciative of the reviews of their expanded efforts to bring this to many a movie goer of music, rock, futuristic, comic book character lover, fashion lovers, horror story tempting embellisher, Sarah Brightman fan, Darren fan (director of Saw movies 1,2,& 3), and so much more. Not only is it written with perfection, been brought through stage production, to movie script, to now a movie of fully enriched characters and character sketches that deserve any movie screen. All of you here and about, don't miss the chance to see Repo on it's maiden voyage road trip across the US and hopefully much more. I truly think there is something for everyone to love about this movie and it indeed deserves to hit the big screens and more. I must say I don't profoundly pitch or push quite so personally for many a thing but I do think such rare and beautiful talents should not go unnoticed and unappreciated.

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