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

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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

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$140,244 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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In the scene where Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino) receives photos of his children the reaction shots of Luigi, Amber and Pavi are actually shots used from other parts of the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie where Shilo Wallace is in the grave yard hiding from the repo man, she is behind a head-stone. At one point (just after the Graverobber pulls the needle out of his pack and before he says "Lest it be you on the concrete below"), she leans on the tombstone and it moves. See more »

Quotes

Amber Sweet: I want a hit of Z. And we're not talking for free.
Amber Sweet: A game of give and take. Baby I'll give till I break.
Amber Sweet: But I ain't nobody's fool, this bitch knows the rules.
Amber Sweet: I'll let you fuck my soul, for a hit of that glow.
Amber Sweet: So come on, climb on, man up!
Amber Sweet: Come up and try my new parts!
Amber Sweet: Come on and break 'em in!
Amber Sweet: We both know what we want.
Amber Sweet: Come up and try my new parts!
Amber Sweet: Anyway you want, you know you wann take me.
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User Reviews

 
Repo! is a great rock horror opera that I recommend to all!
24 September 2008 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I went to the Austin Fantastic Fest previewing of this film and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were unexpected twists, as well as great character dynamics that made it interesting, fun to watch, and the story line (with the help of great graphics and comics) was easy to follow. The music is catchy and incorporates several ideas that are often taken for granted in popular music. Many styles of music mixed together engaged the listener and the lyrics were full of life and zest. The casting was very well done (where else could you find Paris Hilton and Sarah Brightman in the same cast?) and allowed each character to have their outstanding quality that made them memorable. This movie easily could become a cult classic, as it's right up there with "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"! Go see it, it's totally worth the time. More than worth it, actually.


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