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.
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
It has been widely speculated that Repo Men's premise was lifted heavily from the rock opera/cult movie "Repo! The Genetic Opera". Both stories center around a character in a dystopian future tasked with reposessing organs for a villainous corporation. The opera predates this film as well as the book it was based on, "Repossession Mambo". However, apart from this basic premise, Repo! and Repo Men differ wildly, making such plagiarism accusations difficult to substantiate. 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 »
Mr. Smythe's Date:
[Remy is about to reclaim Mr. Smythe's liver]
[hits hard Remy]
Mr. Smythe's Date:
Don't you fucking touch me!
No need for violence, Miss!
[she tries to hit him again, but Remy shoots her]
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An advertisement screen for The Union appears at the end of the closing credits. See more »
The Unrated version released on home video contains ~10 minutes of additional/alternative footage. See more »