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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Repossession Mambo  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£182,798 (UK) (16 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Part of the film's promotion was a seven minute comic released on Apple.com. See more »


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 »


Remy: I saw an interview with a serial killer once. Said it took him six years to work up to his first kill. The second, a year. The third, just a week. Once that dam broke, it was a flood. Making people die, it had become second nature. Apparently, it also works the other way round.
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Crazy Credits

An advertisement screen for The Union appears at the end of the closing credits. See more »


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Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday
Written by William Bell, Booker T. Jones (as Booker T. Jones, Jr.)
Performed by William Bell
Courtesy of Altantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Additional elements by RZA featuring Stone Mecca and Reverend William Burk
Courtesy of Wu Music Group
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Entertaining, but probably divisive
15 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Repo Men (not to be confused by the eighties cult flick 'Repo Man') is a new film, set in the near future, where people can buy replacement organs to either preserve or enhance their bodies (for health or vanity's sake). However, if you don't pay the full price on time, your organs are liable to be repossessed (in the most gruesome fashion) by a 'Repo Man' such as Jude Law.

He's good at his job, but his wife wants him to quit. He's about to when - shock horror - something goes wrong and he's forced on the run by the very organisation he served.

So it's one of those on-the-run films where the protagonist is chased through a series of different venues by baddies and picks up a girl along the way. It's nothing special, but it's not that bad either. There's action, fighting and some cool 'slow-mo' bits to keep the MTV generation entertained.

However, before I watched it, I made the mistake of reading some reviews and learned a little too much about the plot. Therefore, I went into the film expecting something. I'm not going to mention what it is, but let's just say there's an element of the film that seems to seriously be dividing audiences. Because of this, you'll either love the film, or hurl your popcorn at the TV.

Personally, I found the 'surprise' acceptable. You may not. Be warned.


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