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Repo Men (2010)

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Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

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In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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19 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Repossession Mambo  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,126,170 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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$13,763,130 (USA) (16 April 2010)
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Note that Jude Law's character does not have a name (a similar situation in the book). The mystery effect was somewhat ruined when marketing inserted a name for him in the film's first trailer. See more »

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When Jake and Remy fight in the derelict apartment and Remy wins, he is wearing street clothes. But when, at the end of the film, he is shown on the stretcher attached to the Neural Network machine after, in reality, losing this fight with Jake, he is wearing the combat clothing that he wore in the Union headquarters building, which was when he was in a dream state. See more »

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Remy: Mr. Smythe? I am from The Union.
Mr. Smythe: Holy fuck! Wait! Okay? Just wait. No worries. Keep it holstered. Everything's okay. I can pay.
Remy: Sorry, that's not my department.
[shoots him]
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An advertisement screen for The Union appears at the end of the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Bethel Church Live Webcast: Hebrew Roots Movement (2013) See more »

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Battling Go-Go Yubari In Downtown L.A.
Written by Edward Randolf Ma
Performed by Edit
Courtesy of Alpha Pup Records
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Excellent premise requires suspension of beliefs though
23 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the future, a lot of people seem to need organ replacements. Why? The movie asks questions regarding ethics. We may not yet live in the futuristic setting of the movie but we already have similar ethical concerns to answer.

Is it right for heart surgeons to recommend surgeries that the doctors KNOW are only band-aid solutions? Is it right for financial advisers/stock brokers to charge you money for performing worse than the market's mindless index funds? Is it right to knowingly sell overpriced crap? A job is not just a job. I thought the premise was excellent. However, there were many strange direction choices and nonsensical events that maimed its brilliance. This is a far better movie than the 6.4 (as of July 2010) suggests. Definitely worth watching.


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