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.
This summer watch small town America grow up
Did You Know?
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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Written and Performed by Neil Cicierega
(as Lemon Demon) See more