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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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Be Bop
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Bev
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Conway
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Chris Constantinou ...
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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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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 »

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Conwat: What has prison taught you, Billy?
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One of the best movies I've seen.
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Shopping takes a look at a subculture unknown outside of the UK. It was banned in the UK, presumably because it might encourage the practice of ram-raiding. It is a very insightful film about a young man's search for his identity; whether he will continue on a potentially self destructive path and prove himself by ram-raiding, or whether he will brave a different life in a different city with his girlfriend.

The acting and cast are first-rate, and if you enjoy movies with depth and real character development, make sure you check it out.


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