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The characters of Heather Sweet and Lucci Largo were renamed for the film adaptation. The names were changed to Amber Sweet and Luigi Largo.
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The producers have stated that this film is really just the middle part of a planned trilogy. The next chapter would be a prequel to the events shown in this film and is tentatively titled "Repo!: The Beginning". No time frame has been given for when production could start on the next movie.
The song "I Didn't Know I'd Love You So Much" was originally a lullaby composer Darren Smith sang to his son.
Terrance Zdunich, who plays the character 'Graverobber', plays the Repoman in the opening sequence of the film.
Shilo (Alexa PenaVega)'s medicine was actually mints.
Many of the costumes worn by Amber Sweet and the Support Group Members were Paris Hilton's own clothes.
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.
There are a total of 58 songs in the film, including instrumentals.
In the scene when we first see the character 'Pavi' the face he is wearing at the time is actually a mold of Darren Lynn Bousman's girlfriend's face.
Sarah Brightman's first film appearance.
Darren Lynn Bousman originally refused to hold an audition for Paris Hilton. He did not think she would be capable, and feared media backlash or accusations of stunt casting. When he finally caved in, Paris came to the audition dressed "perfectly for the part," and "rocked" the sound booth audition. After the audition, he was convinced she should play the role.
The entire set was built on one sound stage.
When traveling through the underground tunnels Alexa PenaVega almost caught her hair on fire due to the many torches around her.
The band members of the Genetic Opera are wearing masks because originally the film was only allowed to have 20 extras.
Orignally a different actress was cast as Blind Mag, but due to the film's low budget the actress dropped out and Sarah Brightman was chosen.
Made on a $8,500,000 USD budget.
The song "Genetic Repoman" was not originally going to be filmed, but when the producers were not around, Darren Lynn Bousman quickly filmed Terrance Zdunich singing. The repossession part of the song was shot 3 months later.
The first adaption from stage to screen was a ten-minute trailer made by Darren Lynn Bousman to pitch the idea to movie companies.
In the first scene on the cemetery, when Shilo hides behind the gravestone (which she previously captured an insect on), we can see the name Peter Block on the stone for a moment. Peter Block is the producer of the movie.
Paris Hilton shot the song "Come Up and Try My New Parts" on her first day on set.
One day while filming a scene the set caught on fire. The fire was caused by leaves on the set that were accidentally blown by an open flame.
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The film takes place in 2040 and 2056.
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The theatrical version of "Repo! The Genetic Opera" has several songs that were on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack cut out of the actual movie. Those songs include "Can't Get It Up If The Girl Is Breathing" and "Needle Through A Bug", both were cut for pacing reasons. They are Included as deleted scenes on the DVD and Blu-ray.
Was originally a stage play located in LA and New York City. Director Darren Lynn Bousman also directed a version of the stage play in 2001.
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Marni Wallace's grave reads "Marni Wallace 2011-2040 Beloved wife to Nathan, Mother to Shilo, May her soul rest in peace."
Shot digitally except for flashback sequences, which were shot on 16 mm film.
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Bill Moseley came up with the line "My greatest rage" in the song "At the Opera Tonight".
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Terrence Zdunich, J. LaRose, and Melissa Pantonare the only actors who appeared in the short film to return for the feature length film.
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Nivek Ogre (Pavi Largo) and Bill Moseley (Luigi Largo) would create a backstory of their characters for each of their scenes together.
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George Romero was intended to make a cameo appearance but due to scheduling conflicts he could not.
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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.
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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.
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The staircase in the Wallace home do not lead to the upstairs part of the house, the stairs actually lead to nowhere.
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Many people believe the song 'Largo's Little Helpers' is the song with Luigi and his gophers but in reality it is a GeneCo advertisement featuring Orphans talking about Rotti Largo. The song with Luigi and his gophers is really a continuation of the song 'Genterns'.
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Darren Lynn Bousman's fiancée and assistant appear in the song "Bloodbath".
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Sarah Brightman did not originally appear in the song "At the Opera Tonight".
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The songs "Epitaph" and "Bloodbath" were filmed 3 months after production wrapped.
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Originally going to be a direct-to-dvd movie.
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Bill Moseley (Luigi Largo) came up with his own line during 'At the Opera Tonight', where he sings, "My greatest rage!"
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Nathan receives a message from Rotti telling him to collect on the Hendelman account. This is a reference to writer Terrance Zdunichs long time friend and writing partner Saar Hendelman.
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The song Blame Not my Cheeks was the last song filmed.
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Director Cameo 

Darren Lynn Bousman: Voice cameo in the song "Largo's Little Helpers".
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the original stage play the character Nathan Wallace did not die.
Rotti was originally supposed to cough up blood onto his handkerchief after Amber reveals her botched surgery face to him, but actor Paul Sorvino refused to cough up blood. As a result, the handkerchief remains clean during the scene.

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