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10 Items or Less (2006)

An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Him
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Lorraine
Francisca Hernandez ...
Market Wife / Market Gossip #1
Nacho Pina ...
Market Husband
Hector Running-Hawk ...
Squeezing Customer
Alexis Hernandez ...
Cowed Customer
Silvia Curiel ...
Shocked Customer
Shawn Calizo ...
Scared Customer
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Lee
Rosa Diaz ...
Market Gossip #2
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Gangbanger in Lowrider
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Bobby
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Kid at Target
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Storyline

A well-known actor, who hasn't accepted a role in four years, is considering a project. The cousin of the director drives him to Archie's Ranch Market, in Carson, and drops him off to do a little research. He's fascinated by one of the checkers, Scarlet, a young woman from Spain with a preternatural ability to ring up items at the cash register. She hates her job, stuck at the 10 items or less lane. The actor chats her up, and when her shift ends, he asks for a ride. In the course of the afternoon, he helps her prepare for a job interview. She needs to have confidence, he needs to commit. Human contact, however brief, can change people. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You Are Who You Meet See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

10 stvari ili manje  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,929, 3 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,416, 17 December 2006
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Trivia

Morgan Freeman's character is referred to as having starred in a film with Ashley Judd. Freeman starred with Judd in Kiss the Girls (1997) and High Crimes (2002). See more »

Goofs

When they are sitting on the car hood eating their roast beef sandwiches and the camera moves back and forth between Him and Scarlet, you can see that Him's arm in on his lap one moment (when looking from behind Him) and then he is leaning on the car the next (when looking from behind Scarlet). This goes on during most of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Him: Sorry, what was your name again?
Packy: Packy.
Him: Packy?
Packy: Yeah.
Him: Are we lost, Packy?
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Crazy Credits

The credits are interrupted for several brief character study scenes involving several locations from the film. See more »

Connections

References The In Crowd (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Duncan
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A very genuine movie!
28 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is really genuine and random. It's really hard to find movies like it in bunches of movies now in Hollywood. I really enjoy watching this movie, i bought its DVD Tuesday this week and i've watched it for 4 times. I love the Spanglish accent of Paz, it s just really cute as she is. And her acting and Morgan's are so funny and natural.

My movie taste might be really different from others but i have to say i really love this movie, the simple is the best!

I've learned something more about life from this movie (well, or at least USA's life)... life is really random... Sometimes, u meet someone, they pass by your life and be your friends coincidently, and u don't spend so much time with them, maybe just a while but u enjoy that ''while'' with them, and then u and them will never meet each other again, but the time u are together is really unforgettable. Just keep those moments in your mind as grateful and nice memories...

This movie might be cheap in the making price but its meanings are totally not cheap. I rarely can learn anything from movies, but this is an exception.


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