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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 overview, first billed only:
Matt Jenkins ... Jenkins
Bob Ondek ... Bob
Pat Tanner ... Pat
Brian Madore ... Madore / Angry Meat Worker
Carolyne Burgess ... Deirdre Boyle
Ed Reed ... Timmy (as Ed Reed IV)
Joe Zethner ... Joe Boyle
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


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


Comedy | Drama



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The "Wall of Honor" shown in the film was a representation of a real-life object in the Supermarket, a huge section of plywood wall in the back room used by employees to write the names of departing coworkers often paired with a humorous or poignant message. The real-life person on whom Pdoug Nadeau's character is based had at least four separate entries from his long and complicated history at the Supermarket. When the Supermarket went out of business in 2006 and the building was gutted by private contractors for resale, it was assumed that the Wall was lost. However, a year later when inspecting the building, the structure was found to be absolutely empty - except for the plywood piece known as the Wall, which had been thoughtfully spared. See more »


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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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A very excellent movie
18 March 2009 | by 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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