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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.

Director:

Sean Ellis

Writer:

Sean Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Ryan ... Suzy
Sean Biggerstaff ... Ben Willis
Erica Ellis Erica Ellis ... Canteen Lady
Jay Bowen Jay Bowen ... Steve Jenkins
Shaun Evans ... Sean Higgins
Kenneth Fahy Kenneth Fahy ... Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis Stan Ellis ... Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball Katie Ball ... Art Class Girl
Emilia Fox ... Sharon Pintey
Stuart Goodwin ... Jenkins
Celesta Hodge ... Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Woman at the Till
Michael Dixon ... Barry Brickman
Michael Lambourne Michael Lambourne ... Matt Stephens
Hatti Riemer Hatti Riemer ... Old Lady at Deli Counter
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Once upon a time, I wanted to know what love was. Love is there, if you want it to be. You just have to see that it's wrapped in beauty and hidden away between the seconds of your life. If you don't stop for a minute, you might miss it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cashback See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one shot, Ben clicks his fingers to start up time, it then cuts to Ben opening the door to his friend. Between those two shots is a two year gap as the short was filmed two years previously to the feature. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ben takes his manager away in a cart you can see that manager blinks in the last moment, that should not be possible because time is standing still. 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 »

Connections

Version of Cashback (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Grand Avenue
Music Written by Grand Avenue
Lyrics Written by Rasmus Walter Hansen
Produced by Bryce Goggin & Grand Avenue
Publishing and Copyright 2005 EMI Music Denmark
Remixed for CASHBACK by Ben Georgiades and Guy Farley at Sphere Studios
Strings arranged and conducted by Guy Farley
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Very deep and enlightening, and fun. Brilliant.
4 February 2007 | by ubershmekelSee all my reviews

This is actually a philosophical movie that tries to explain one of the most eternal questions: "What is love?" The insight, thoughts and descriptions in this subject, are very interesting.

With a lot of nudity, humor and nonsense, the movie is never boring, and always keeps you in touch with the characters and their thoughts.

Cashback depicts love as a very much OCD thing. An aching, never quenching drive and thirst for your loved one. Along with fulfilling each others dreams. Very romantic, maybe just a little bit too romantic and perfect. Then again maybe i'm the skeptic.

Enjoy, the thinking part will follow instinctively if you're a thinker.


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