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Cashback (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 2008 (UK)
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:
... Suzy
... Ben Willis
Erica Ellis ... Canteen Lady
Jay Bowen ... Steve Jenkins
... Sean Higgins
Kenneth Fahy ... Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis ... Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball ... Art Class Girl
... Sharon Pintey
... Jenkins
... Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts ... Woman at the Till
... Barry Brickman
Michael Lambourne ... Matt Stephens
Hatti Riemer ... Old Lady at Deli Counter
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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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Keep on dreaming. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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9 May 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,878, 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,942, 29 July 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,279,495, 5 May 2011
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The book Ben can be seen reading after realizing that he is suffering from insomnia is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. See more »

Goofs

When Sharon is reading her invitation to the art gallery, it is shown with the non-existent date of 31st November. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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References Diner (1982) See more »

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Mysterious Ways
Performed by Bryan Adams
Written by Bryan Adams (as Adams) / Gretchen Peters (as Peters)
Produced by Bryan Adams (as BA)
Published by Badadams Music Limited (ASCAP), Gretchen Peters Music, Sony Cross Keys Publishing Co,
Inc (ASCAP)
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Overall good flick
20 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Well written, well acted, well shot, interesting plot, thoughtful, and several beautiful women in various stages of dress; what more could a man want from a serious film.

I enjoyed this film overall about a coming of age. There were enough laughs to call this a comedy, but it was more than just that. I found Ben's "powers" to be interesting without suspending too much reality. I thought that the acting by Sean Biggerstaff to be very good. Nice to see him stepping out of Harry Potter and do well. The cast was very solid.

Overall, a good solid B- for this flick.


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