Operation Repo

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Operation Repo
OperationRepo.jpg
GenreDocudrama
Created byLuis Pizarro
Directed byLuis Pizarro
StarringLuis Pizarro
Sonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated byJordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composerAlvaro Morello
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons8[1]
No. of episodes101[2]
Production
Executive producer(s)Luis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Producer(s)EGA Productions
Running time30 min.
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo (2006–2008)
truTV (2008–present)
Original runas Operación Repo
October 2006-2008
as Operation Repo
March 31, 2008[3] – present
External links
Website
 
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Operation Repo
OperationRepo.jpg
GenreDocudrama
Created byLuis Pizarro
Directed byLuis Pizarro
StarringLuis Pizarro
Sonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated byJordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composerAlvaro Morello
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons8[1]
No. of episodes101[2]
Production
Executive producer(s)Luis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Producer(s)EGA Productions
Running time30 min.
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo (2006–2008)
truTV (2008–present)
Original runas Operación Repo
October 2006-2008
as Operation Repo
March 31, 2008[3] – present
External links
Website

Operation Repo is an American television program that depicts the world of car repossession with a team that portrays fictionalized tales of repossessions from California's San Fernando Valley.[4] Similar to another truTV show, Southern Fried Stings, the series is filmed in a cinema verité style but consists of scripted and dramatized performances by actors. The show is filmed by recreating scenes in which the cast conducts repossessions of automobiles for finance companies. In the show they also perform repossessions of other exotic and strange items such as luxury boats, planes, limousines, motorcycles, ATVs, Zambonis, ice cream trucks, tow trucks, buses, trucks, expensive bicycles, hot air balloons, wood chippers, forklifts, and tanning beds.[5]

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Re-enactment and authenticity

Operation Repo consists of what are purported to be actual stories of repossession incidents; however, the show depicts scripted and dramatized re-enactments in which the cast "recreates" incidents using actors and staged action footage.[6][7] There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the show which says: "The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities... and some honor".[8]

Broadcast history

Operation Repo was first produced in a Spanish-language version, Operación Repo on Telemundo in October 2006, becoming the number-one rated show on the network.[9] The show later crossed over to English-language and moved to truTV, where it has been airing since March 31, 2008.

The eighth season premiered on January 26, 2011 [10] and the season finale aired April 27, 2011. Operation Repo also airs on OLN in Canada and RTL7 in the Netherlands and on 7-Mate In Australia

Cast

Lou's Team [2006-present]
Matt & Froy's Team [2011]
Former Cast

Production

References

External links