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Shopping (1994)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 June 1994 (UK)
You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds! This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry.'

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writer:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sadie Frost ... Jo
Jude Law ... Billy
Sean Pertwee ... Tommy
Fraser James ... Be Bop
Sean Bean ... Venning
Marianne Faithfull ... Bev
Jonathan Pryce ... Conway
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Monkey (as Danny Newman)
Lee Whitlock Lee Whitlock ... Pony
Ralph Ineson ... Dix
Eamonn Walker ... Peters (as Eammon Walker)
Jason Isaacs ... Market Trader
Chris Constantinou Chris Constantinou ... Yuppie
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Taylor
Melanie Hill ... Sarah
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Storyline

Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on "a British city in the near future" while attempting to avoid a rival gang. Scenes of joyriding and ram-raiding, which attempt to portray the addictiveness of fast driving whilst also showing the downside (the effect on the community and ultimately death) Written by Andrew Welsh <andreww@bnr.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Crash & Carry


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/mayhem, pervasive language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fosztogatók négy keréken See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was widely criticized when it was released in the UK for glamorizing and encouraging criminal behavior. See more »

Quotes

Billy: [to Jo] This is the 90s. Sex isn't safe any more.
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Connections

References L.A. Law (1986) See more »

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One of the best movies I've seen.
25 July 2001 | by aj-62See all my reviews

Shopping takes a look at a subculture unknown outside of the UK. It was banned in the UK, presumably because it might encourage the practice of ram-raiding. It is a very insightful film about a young man's search for his identity; whether he will continue on a potentially self destructive path and prove himself by ram-raiding, or whether he will brave a different life in a different city with his girlfriend.

The acting and cast are first-rate, and if you enjoy movies with depth and real character development, make sure you check it out.


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