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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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Suzy
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Erica Ellis ...
Canteen Lady
Jay Bowen ...
Steve Jenkins
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Kenneth Fahy ...
Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis ...
Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball ...
Art Class Girl
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Stuart Goodwin ...
Jenkins
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Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts ...
Woman at the Till
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Michael Lambourne ...
Hatti Riemer ...
Old Lady at Deli Counter
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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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Keep on dreaming. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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9 May 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€11,732 (Netherlands) (10 June 2007)

Gross:

$24,942 (USA) (29 July 2007)
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Trivia

The football-scene is an obvious tribute to a very similar scene in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the freezed supermarket scene, when Ben pulls down the woman's top she moves her left arm away from her body. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Present (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jerk It
Performed by The Flirtations (as The Gypsies)
Written by Sid Barnes (BMI), Randall Stewart (BMI) and J.J. Jackson (as JL Jackson) (BMI)
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd on behalf of Embassy Music
Courtesy of Novello & Co Ltd
Licensed with kind permission from Music Sales Film & TV
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A rare film that really stands out!
11 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen the film a few times, I can really say: 'I don't think there is a person out there who wouldn't enjoy watching this great piece. It's a formula that works beautifully. It is cool - without being pretentious. It is beautiful and sexy - without being cheesy. Very few films touch a chord in you. This film certainly does that. I think, those individuals who express a lot of negativity towards the film - have issues. Deal with them first - then watch the film. Being a regular cinema visitor and very familiar with the standard of films we get fed, I can happily and confidently confirm that this film is a gem that really shines!


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