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Cashback (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 2008 (UK)
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Ellis ...
Canteen Lady
Jay Bowen ...
Steve Jenkins
Kenneth Fahy ...
Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis ...
Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball ...
Art Class Girl
Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts ...
Woman at the Till
Michael Lambourne ...
Hatti Riemer ...
Old Lady at Deli Counter


When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. Written by Winnie Li===Corrected by Kate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes love is hiding between the seconds of your life See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cashback  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,878, 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,942, 29 July 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,279,495, 5 May 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one scene Ben Willis can be seen holding a photo of him and Suzy with a Quality control/Advice label. Looking carefully at the label one can read the following text: 'Blurred out memories. Camera shake - lost steady girlfriend. Focusing error - should have thought of her. Subject too close for comfort - allow 6 weeks to feel better. Plenty more fish in the sea. LIFE WITHOUT HER' See more »


The scene where Ben opens the door after takes his manager away in a cart, the door shouldn't be able to swing as the time is still standing still. See more »


[first lines]
Ben Willis: It take approximately 500 lbs to crush a human skull. But the human emotion is a much more delicate thing. Take Suzy, my first real girl friend. My first real break-up, happening right in front of me. I never thought it was going to be similar to a car crash. I've slammed the breaks, and I'm skidding toward an emotional impact. So, is this all my fault? Me, Ben Willis. It's funny what goes through your mind at a time like this. The two and a half years we spent together. The ...
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll there's another video of Barry doing a dangerous BMX stunt. This time it works, though, and he doesn't fall flat on his face. See more »


References Diner (1982) See more »


You Can't Hurry Love
Performed by The Concretes
Written by Lisa Milberg, Per Nyström (as Per Nystrom), Ludvig Rylander,
Daniel Värjö (as Daniel Varjo), Victoria Bergsman, Maria Eriksson,
, Martin Hansson, Ulrik Karlsson
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed with kind permission from EMI Records
Licensed with kind permission from Licking Fingers Records
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What is love all about?
16 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

There is a certain group of guys, that somewhere in the deepest part of their heart dream about similar stories full of the sensibility and feelings . Group of guys who are falling in love every day, on the tube, at the supermarket… Who can freeze the time, and admire the beauty of an unknown woman. Guys who imagine in their heads hundreds of "what if" scenarios, but they hardly ever try to conquer their fate, being afraid of rejection. This movie is not only about these guys, but also for these guys. As I belong to the most radical part of this society, I have to say… I loved it. There is a main character, who looks at the world through my eyes, the Sainsbury's venue is almost as absurd as the office that I work at, and the beautiful Sharon, is like the secretary of my boss. I cannot paint , but I write poems about her and hide them deep in my old office drawer.

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