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.

Director:

Miguel Sapochnik

Writers:

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 near future, the company "The Union" provides expensive prosthesis to improve the lives of the clients. However, the company sends repo men to retrieve the artificial organs for those that do not pay the installments. The former soldiers Remy and his best friend Jake are among the best repo men of the company; however Remy's job cost his marriage and his wife Carol leaves him. When Remy is ready to request to be transferred to the sales department expecting to save his marriage, he has an accident with a defibrillator and he needs heart transplantation. The prosthesis is very expensive and Remy changes his behavior after the medical procedure, and he is no longer capable of chasing the debtors. Meanwhile Remy helps the singer Beth, who owes a large amount to The Union, and sooner they are chased by the repo men. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For a price, any organ in your body can be replaced. But it can also be repossessed. 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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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed with Hawk anamorphic lenses, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Remy stops typing he takes the binoculars off the table and looks out the window. When the camera shows the pages he has written on the table the binoculars are near the pages on the table. But when they switch back to Remy he has them in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

Remy: Jake Freivald kicked my ass in the fourth grade. It wasn't exactly fair, since he was in the fourth grade for the third time.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version released on home video contains ~10 minutes of additional/alternative footage. See more »


Soundtracks

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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Rip-off film
29 August 2020 | by caitfriskoSee all my reviews

It's a rip off of the rock opera Repo: The Genetic Opera, which was a million times better.


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Country:

USA | Canada

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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