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Shopping (1994)

You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds!. This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry'.

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Jo
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Billy
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Tommy
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Be Bop
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Venning
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Bev
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Conway
Daniel Newman ...
Monkey (as Danny Newman)
Lee Whitlock ...
Pony
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Dix
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Peters (as Eammon Walker)
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Market Trader
Chris Constantinou ...
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Mrs. Taylor
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Sarah

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Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on "a British city in the near future" while attempting to avoid a rival gang. Scenes of joyriding and ram-raiding, which attempt to portray the addictiveness of fast driving whilst also showing the downside (the effect on the community and ultimately death) Written by Andrew Welsh <andreww@bnr.ca>

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Crash & Carry


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Rated R for violence/mayhem, pervasive language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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9 February 1996 (USA)  »

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The film was widely criticized when it was released in the UK for glamorizing and encouraging criminal behavior. See more »

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Billy: [to Jo] This is the 90s. Sex isn't safe any more.
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Referenced in The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003) See more »

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Hey Jude, Drive My Car
7 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

For kicks, young and beautiful Jude Law (as Billy) and disaffected tough Sadie Frost (as Jo) steal cars, drive them into stores, and trash the places. They call it "Shopping". A rivalry develops between the two joy-riders and smarmy Sean Pertwee (as Tommy), who is the best store thrasher in the English neighborhood. Director Paul Anderson's star displays only a fraction of his later acting success; surprisingly, most of the spark occurs between Ms. Frost and Mr. Pertwee. "Shopping" seems meant to be compared with "A Clockwork Orange" - a certain musical interlude drives that point home - but, neither Mr. Law nor the film approach Malcolm McDowell or Stanley Kubrick. Not that it doesn't have style, mind you. And, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, and Marianne Faithful help make the trip. Anderson should have ended with Law being thrown from the car into a bloody display with the store mannequin; instead, he blinked...

***** Shopping (6/24/94) Paul W.S. Anderson ~ Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Sean Pertwee


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