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Cashback (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  9 May 2008 (UK)
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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 ...
Jay Bowen ...
Steve Jenkins
Kenneth Fahy ...
Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis ...
Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball ...
Art Class Girl
Stuart Goodwin ...
Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
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Woman at the Till
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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

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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:

$14,878 (USA) (20 July 2007)


$24,942 (USA) (27 July 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book Ben can be seen reading after realizing that he is suffering from insomnia is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. See more »


In the scene where Ben takes his manager away in a cart you can see that manager blinks in the last moment, that should not be possible because time is 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 Koyaanisqatsi (1982) See more »


Snack Bar Lounge
Performed by Evil Nine (as Evil 9)
Written by Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy (as Pat Hardy)
Published by Marine Parade Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Marine Parade Music Ltd
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Magic, simple genius with amazing perspectives
15 July 2007 | by (in the desert) – See all my reviews

Amazing camera work, wonderful acting, surreal characters in a very interesting story. Who would throw these characters together in the same story? An amazing stretch of imagination and story telling. Yet somehow it all fits in a blissfully overwhelming joy of not really knowing how it all happened but grateful that it did.

I could actually see this really happening except for the time shifting and the fact that all the women are stunning. The story rings true.

I felt at the end of the movie that the film maker had given me a glimpse of what it must be like to be an extremely talented artist in the midst of varying degrees of angst, joy, despair and creativity. Thank you for this movie.

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