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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wayne Ward ...
Max Turnbull ...
Larry the Lung
Howard Hoover ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Cirrhosis of the liver can be fixed by simply signing on the dotted line. The Union offers state-of-the-art technology and payment plans for every budget. See more »

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 USA:

$6,126,170, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,794,835, 22 April 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,409,891, 22 April 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Forest Whitaker has been studying Filipino Kali for several years under masters such as Dan Inosanto and Richard Bustillo. He utilizes his skills in several fight scenes in the film. See more »


When they get on the subway train (TTC Bay Station) the car they enter is either a Hawker Siddeley(Urban Transportation Development Corporation) H5 or H6. After the first interior scene the car becomes a Bombardier Transportation's T1 for the rest of the scenes. See more »


Hot Girlfriend: [From the deleted scenes section] Hey repo man!
[flashing her breasts]
Hot Girlfriend: Paid in full baby!
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Burn My Shadow
Written by Chris Goss, James Lavelle, Richard File, Ian Astbury
Performed by Unkle
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd.
By arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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A nonsensical world and a botched attempt at social commentary.
11 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Repo Men could have been a really cool cyberpunk type movie, but it wasn't. Think Bladerunner but not as gritty, intelligent, or good. Jude Law and Forrest Whittaker play a pair of repo men that work for an evil corporation that manufactures and distributes artificial human organs. When people fall behind on their payments the repo men come to take the organs back. I don't really understand the business model being used in this movie. The organs cost in the neighborhood of $600,000 and the interest rate on the loan of the organ is 19.95%. The salesman have a variety of payment plans available for a variety of lifestyles should you not be able to afford to buy the organ up front. Throughout the movie organs are repossessed from alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, the homeless, and just about everyone else you wouldn't give a loan or an organ to. Sure the corporation just hunts them down and takes back their organs, but why did they give them out in the first place? It turns out that they do that because if they didn't Jude Law and Forrest Whittaker wouldn't have anything to do and the movie would resemble the Maytag repairman commercials. Anyway, things are going poorly for Jude Law because his wife has problems with her husband going out an effectively murdering people. Law decides to give up the repo business after one last job. Unfortunately for Law he suffers an accident that damages his heart and he has to get an artificial one. After recovering he no longer looks at things the same and can no longer carve people up for a living. As a result Law falls behind on his payments and his heart is ordered to be reclaimed.

The movie doesn't do a very good job establishing why the company can just go out and hack people up, or why nobody seems interested in stopping them when they are. I guess the audience is just supposed to assume the corporation controls everything. With the high body count that Law and Whittaker rack up, just in the first half hour, it's a wonder that anyone is left alive at all, nobody seems to be paying for their organs. The public at large seems to be oblivious to this fact because all it takes is a few soothing words from the sales rep and they all sign on the dotted line. The big problem with Repo Men is that it simply isn't very believable and the movie makes very little effort to make it so.

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