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The Supermarket (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  2009 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Jenkins ...
Bob Ondek ...
Bob
Pat Tanner ...
Pat
Brian Madore ...
Madore / Angry Meat Worker
Carolyne Burgess ...
Ed Reed ...
Timmy (as Ed Reed IV)
Joe Zethner ...
Randy Paradis ...
Bill - Grocery Manager
Monica Banta ...
Monica - Meat Manager
Pdoug Nadeau ...
Newman - Grocery
Mike Norman ...
Mike - Grocery
Matt Duckett ...
Duckett - Bakery
Chris Nash ...
Kilroy - Produce
Kristen Savage ...
Kristen - Cashier
Erika Keith ...
Erika - Cashier
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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 Anonymous

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This summer watch small town America grow up

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The bulk of the interior scenes were shot early in the morning before the Supermarket opened to customers, or after hours, when the cast and crew would be locked in overnight or until the floor cleaners came later on. As the filmmakers realized the sheer amount of filming they would have to do before they ran out of time they began shooting during afternoons and evenings as well when business slowed down. The daily shooting schedule would normally begin with Timothy Norman and Dave Therrien staying up all night preparing for the day's filming, followed by a 4am-7:30am shoot, at which point the actors would go to work and Norman would continue with producing duties. Filming would resume at 4pm and continue until late at night. By the end of the interior shooting the cast and crew were exhausted from sleep deprivation, some logging more than two straight days without leaving the Supermarket. See more »

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Pat: This better not be another script for cyborg Chuck Norris versus the Lava People below the Earth's crust!
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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 »

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Up, Up And Away
Written and Performed by the Highland Rovers
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A very excellent movie
18 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I live in Ellington, and have seen The Supermarket many times. For a low-budget film, it is surprisingly well done. It is a very funny movie as well. Tim Norman knows how to make a comedy-drama film, and I only hope he can make more.

Ellington Supermarket was a part of my life. My parents shopped there, it was where we would go every Friday to buy our groceries. When it closed, it was like it created a little hole in my heart that remained unoccupied until this film came along to preserve its memory. Ellington Supermarket will never truly be gone, as long as this film is around to memorialize it.


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