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Ready, Set, Bag! (2008)

Paper or Plastic? (original title)
PG | | Documentary | 20 June 2008 (USA)
8 State champions from across the U.S. working to win the National Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas.


Oren Jacob (story), Justine Jacob (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Brian Bay Brian Bay ... Himself
Roger Chen Roger Chen ... Himself
Craig Good Craig Good ... Narrator (voice)
Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton ... Himself
James Hunter ... Himself
Jacob Richardson Jacob Richardson ... Himself
Jon Sandell Jon Sandell ... Himself
Kim Weaver Kim Weaver ... Herself
Brenda Wygle Brenda Wygle ... Herself


A feature-length documentary about excelling in life at whatever you do, Ready, Set, Bag! follows contestants and their fervent supporters from around the U.S. as they get ready for the National Grocery Bagging competition in Las Vegas. Speed, accuracy and heart will determine who is best qualified to ask you, "Paper or plastic?" Written by Justine Jacob

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief suggestive material


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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ready, Set, Bag! See more »

Filming Locations:

Davis, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ensemble Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (hd)| Color (High Definition)
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Stand out movie -- breezy and entertaining look at working in America.
11 December 2008 | by maxbrightmanSee all my reviews

I saw this one in Austin just based on the title and the fact that a national bagging competition exists. Its been a while now and the movie has really stayed with me. It is a breezy and entertaining look at working full of great characters -- it even had a retro animation section. The bagging contest itself is a total blast but its getting to know the completely different lives of each bagger that cuts deeper. The filmmakers had a really nice way of showing you hard times or problems in relationships or people who are headed to better things with just a shot or a stray comment. It actually is a portrait of working hard and having dreams in America but it isn't heavy or "important." I expected it to come to town again but I haven't seen it anywhere since -- but I just looked up the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-j5zQDV9Iw.

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