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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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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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Time flies, but the good news is that you're the pilot. 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 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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Trivia

The single shot of Ben falling from the payphone into bed was done in camera and a whole day to film out of the 25 day shooting schedule. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the football match, Jenkins is wearing a shirt with the number 4 on the back. In at least one scene during the match, the shirt has a 5 on the back instead. See more »

Quotes

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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 »

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Referenced in JCVD (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Casta Diva
From the opera NORMA
Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
Featuring Soprano Soloist Jeni Bern
Arranged and Conducted by Guy Farley
The London Metropolitan Orchestra (as London Metropolitan Orchestra)
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What is beauty, what is to behold?
13 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

There are few films that truly cause the minds of its viewers to wander and transcend from one thought to another. This film inspired me to take a second to think about what a second really is and to cherish moments for what they are. Its a breath of fresh air just waiting to be taken in and surely those with intellect just waiting to be toyed with will surely agree. Being a citizen of the United States, I am rarely exposed to films that contain intelligent dialogue and inspiring acting. Unfortunately my country is filled with bumbling fools who appreciate things exploding and pointless violence more than a beautiful story. Alas, films such as this one remind me that there is still hope in this dreary world and for that i am grateful.


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