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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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Timothy Norman, Matt Jenkins, Dave Therrien, Pat Tanner, and Brian Madore first began discussing making a film about Ellington Supermarket in 2004, originally only intending to make a basic comedy re-enacting the countless anecdotes and exploits they all had from their years at the store. But, mirroring the plot of the film, the issue of suburban sprawl burst upon the town shortly thereafter as a big box chain store threatened to build on a farm beside the Ellington Supermarket. As debate raged throughout town and longtime residents began to fear for the future of the Ellington, the filmmakers decided to make their movie a rallying cry, a message to the people of the town to stand against the overdevelopment. See more »

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Timmy: [watching Pat take his car keys out of his van's sun visor, Terminator 2 style] You... keep your keys up there?
Pat: Yeah, everybody does. Don't all you guys keep your keys up there?
Everybody: [as though it's obvious] Yeah!
Pat: You don't? What the hell's the matter with you?
[Starts van while eying Timmy with suspicion and disgust]
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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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Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

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Forget The Exit, Let's Kill This Bitch
Composed by Drew K_ski
Programmed by Drew K_ski
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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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