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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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Cast

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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 ...
Yuppie
Tilly Vosburgh ...
Mrs. Taylor
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Sarah
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Fosztogatók négy keréken  »

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In one scene, Billy and Jo talk about travelling while lying back in the remains of a car. This short scene took an extremely long time to shoot, because of two tramps who refused to move from the area and who kept shouting at one another. Once the tramps quietened down the crew had to contend with the deafening sound from a helicopter hovering above a nearby hospital. See more »

Quotes

Billy: [to Jo] Oh shit, the police brought a fucking transit van to a car chase.
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Referenced in The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003) See more »

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A naughty boy and girl cause some bother
4 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jude Law and Sadie Frost pretend (I don't like to use the word act for such dreadful performances) to be a naughty boy and girl. Frost throws in a faux Irish accent, because being Irish surely makes you sound harder. However, the accent is bad throughout: she ranges from Belfast to Limerick to Essex. By stealing cars and using lots of bad language, the pair go on an adventure to tease the police and raid some shops. At one point Sadie licks the face of a mannequin and hints at something more genuine; however the next police pursuing a car scene leading the police into an urban ambush is back to unintended satire. It is almost a mockumentary on the famous four comic strip style by trying to look so over the top to go beyond the ridiculous. Sean Pertwee is a laughable oik from his first presence, sat on the banisters watching the low lifes play in his criminal arcade emporium (seriously, he was playing a rogue who ran a games shop for teenagers – but being in a disused run down place was supposed to make it a bit gritty). Slapping a car roof to show his annoyance at the naughty children (Frost and Law) getting into bother with the busies is about the level of such a misguided film; although he gets into even more of a bad temper when he hits a pipe against other pipes half way through the 'movie'. Some reviewers says this has dated too early. I would suggest it hasn't dated at all; awful on release, awful almost 20 years later.


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