In the near future one can have any bio-engineered parts they want as long as they can pay for them. Jude Law plays the lead character of Remy. Remy is a repo man working for an organization called "The Union" which sells bio-engineered body parts to people who need them on credit. His job is to take back the body parts from those who are behind on their payments. The repossessions are brutal and the people are killed when their parts are taken back. Remy works with his partner Jake (played by Forest Whitaker). Remy's wife Carol (played by Carice van Houten) hates his work, when she sees he kills people, and wants him to stop. In order to appease her, Remy requests a transfer to sales.
Jake tells him that they have one more job to do before he will be transferred. They have to take back a heart. When Remy is using the defibrillating machine to subdue the subject, something goes wrong and he shocks himself with it damaging his own heart so he needs to have a bio-engineered one put in. Now Remy is in the same bad condition as all the others. He is not able to make enough money doing sales to pay for his own artificial heart so he soon becomes a target of repossession also.
Remy's wife Carol leaves him. Remy hook ups with a drug addicted singer he meets in a bar named Beth (played by Alice Braga). She is behind in her payments also for her artificial body parts. They come up with a plan to remove the account information from the Union accounting records but it fails. They live for awhile as renegades until a repo man comes for Remy's heart. The fight him and kill him. They try to escape using the airport but are caught by security. They fight off the guards and Jake who is after them now as well. We learn that Jake made the defibrillator to malfunction that caused Remy to need an artificial heart because Jake wanted to force Remy to continue to work with him as a repo man. Remy and Beth find a way to enter the Union headquarters and destroy all the records with a huge explosion.
In the end, we learn this escape fantasy has all been a dream. Remy was actually incapacitated by Jake. Remy is hooked up to a machine that allows him to live on in a kind of coma-like dream state.
Best part of story, including ending:
It is a very interesting premise that, in the future, repo men would come to take back artificial body parts when the bills for them are past due.
Best scene in story:
It is a surprising moment when we learn that a lot the film has been Remy's dream.
Opinion about the main character:
I like Remy's conversion from a cold-blooded killer to when he has more compassion for his victims because this is an interesting way for his redemption.