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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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Miguel Sapochnik

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Eric Garcia (screenplay), Garrett Lerner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Remy
Forest Whitaker ... Jake
Alice Braga ... Beth
Liev Schreiber ... Frank
Carice van Houten ... Carol
Chandler Canterbury ... Peter
Joe Pingue ... Ray
Liza Lapira ... Alva
Tiffany Espensen ... Little Alva
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Rhodesia
RZA ... T-Bone
Wayne Ward Wayne Ward ... John
Tanya Clarke ... Hooker
Max Turnbull Max Turnbull ... Larry the Lung
Howard Hoover Howard Hoover ... Salesman
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repossession Mambo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,126,170, 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$13,794,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,409,891
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| (unrated)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Moments before the filming of the Chinatown scene a crew member was approached by a local Chinese person who pointed out to him that all the neon signs with Chinese characters were upside down. A frantic rigging crew proceeded to flip all the signs while the shooting crew shot in the direction of the newly flipped signs. See more »

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In the scene where Remy is on the typewriter typing and Jake walks into the room, you can see words on the paper. After a camera cut, the words are gone, and a blank piece of paper is in the typewriter instead. See more »

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Jake: A midget.
Frank: Little people, please. I have a cousin.
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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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Sci-fi noir at its best until it took the wrong turn
30 June 2010 | by moviexclusiveSee all my reviews

The Repo Men, not to be mistaken for the opera version as i was initially mistaken (why didn't that come to our shores?) is a sporadically radical view of the world where mechanical advancement has outrun medical outcome. A world where man are like cars. Got a bald tire? Change them! Your carburetor is clunky? Change them! (Notice i don't know much about cars?) Busted your knee caps? Replace them with steel joints! Got a weak heart? Replace them with ready valve system of the future! BUT it comes with a price. I know it will possibly suck all your savings up but you owe it to your family. You owe it to yourself. Sounds kinda familiar aye? But just like real world, if you can't pay for it, the 'Union' will repossess it back from you. Hence the title of the film Repo Men, unlike what my friend took a shot at the title as Repository Men. I should give him a smack one of these days. Anyway, i'm just gonna jump straight into what struck me the most is how awfully awesome the gritty look of the future was displayed. The vast torn-down look that integrated with the new and old worked beautifully and matched the tone of the subject. But what struck me odd was the tone of the film. The first half of the film was almost a dark humor buddy film and then took a turn with the thriller and action. Complete with gungho Old-boy corridor fight sequence that followed by the most erotic gore/sensual scene ever. Its total love making... with pain and blood! With people like Jude Law, Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber, what's there to complain? Everyone had their moments. All well played to their own bad-assness but the only gripe i have with them is how boring their hand combat was. If only they had the same speed/technique of Jason Borne, it would have been perfect. Oh also not forgetting the smoldering, Alice Braga, the love interest who we should keep a look out for in the future. Aside from all the positivity, his film didn't really garner much attention of the audience. The reason? They totally pulled the oldest trick in the book. It really pisses me off! But upon thinking it further, there were pointers that made clear judgment of such..oh forget it. It still pisses me off. I guess if would watch this film and forget about the last 5 mins of the film, it would have been a good sci-fi genre for keeps. This is a guys movie for sure. A sporadic of bullets, blood and gore, enough to wet the appetite the adrenaline junkie craving the male hormones. For the ladies, fret not. Served on the platter, a buff Jude Law.


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