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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.

Writers:

Darren Smith (screenplay), Terrance Zdunich (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexa PenaVega ... Shilo Wallace (as Alexa Vega)
Paul Sorvino ... Rotti Largo
Anthony Head ... Nathan / Repo Man (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Sarah Brightman ... Blind Mag
Paris Hilton ... Amber Sweet
Bill Moseley ... Luigi Largo
Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie ... Pavi Largo (as Ogre)
Terrance Zdunich ... Graverobber
Sarah Power ... Marni
Jessica Horn Jessica Horn ... Jessica Adams
Branko Lebar Branko Lebar ... Rotti's Chauffeur
Briana Buckmaster ... Sherrie Alviso
Anna Kostan Anna Kostan ... Young Mormon Woman
Brad Austin ... Young Mormon Man
Marty Adams ... 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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Assassin. Murderer. Monster. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Rotti is looking at the pictures of his children doing things he disapproves of and his children are in the room but two seconds later when the doctor walks in to tell him he is terminally ill they are gone. See more »

Quotes

Bandleader: Everybody, everybody testify!
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Alternate Versions

In the original script the film began with the character Shilo Wallace going down to her mother's tomb and the first song was 21st Century Cure. The creators thought that how the movie started was too slow so they decided to take the song 'Genetic Repoman' that was suppose to play at the end of the film and put it at the very beginning. Then they cut the scene Thing's You See in a Graveyard into two separate parts and played part 1 after Genetic Repoman. This gave the film more of a bigger and dramatic opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Who Ordered Pizza?
Written by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Bill Moseley, Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie, Anthony Head, Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton
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User Reviews

 
A very cool modern opera that will surely be playing at midnight screenings as a cult classic for years to come
20 September 2008 | by zarrodSee all my reviews

This modern, actually futuristic, opera is unlike anything I've seen. Many of its qualities remind me of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' a film that was never on my list of favorites. This is better simply because it's able to hold together a more plausible and serious story yet still present itself in the aesthetic of a psychedelic musical. It blends brutality with comedy and music very effectively, in fact, there were far more laughs in our theater than anything else. The interactions between the characters as they sing their parts make for great character development and story progression simultaneously. The character's themselves are all well performed, including Paris Hilton (what happens to her needs to be seen, not described). I'm not the type to like weird, cult films but this held my attention. It's definitely worth a viewing, and if you have time to immerse yourself, then it's definitely worth some good applause.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Repo! The Genetic Opera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,684, 9 November 2008

Gross USA:

$146,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,126
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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