To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships and have as much fun as possible without getting caught. The heart of their town, a farming community with more cows than people and the last outpost for Rockwell's America. But this summer Ellington, the Supermarket, and the young people who cared for it the most will grow up. A modern day Capraesque tale about growing into adulthood in small town USA, 'The Supermarket' is a story of laughter, love, old rivalries, coming home for the summer, barely functional cars, small triumphs and tragic loss, late-night lawbreaking, fearing the future, food fights, standing together, and finding your place in the world. Written by
This summer watch small town America grow up
Did You Know?
When writing the script and planning the narrative style for the film, Timothy Norman
found a model for the movie's structure in Goodfellas
. It was an unlikely match in terms of subject matter, but both films were similar in telling a story that is stretched out over an extended period of time. See more
You won this round, Jenkins!
Every supporting character's name is followed by a parenthetical note of their department within the Supermarket. Following Tom Schall's credit as "Hobo" is the department tag of "(United Bums Local 501)." See more
References Road to Perdition
"Nine Pound Hammer"
Performed by 40 Gallon Still See more