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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
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

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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 feature includes the 18 minute Oscar-nominated short film of the same title within its running time. See more »


When Jenkins speaks on his cell phone in the middle of the football game, the sky is light, but in all the other shots the sky is dark. 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 »


Referenced in JCVD (2008) See more »


Baby Scratch My Back
Performed by Rick Cardinali
Written by James H Moore (BMI)
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd on behalf of Embassy Music Corporation
Courtesy of Novello & Co Ltd
Licensed with kind permission from Music Sales Film & TV
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16 July 2007 | by (Poland) – 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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