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Clerks (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  4 November 1994 (Italy)
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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Spoonauer ...
Willam the Idiot Manchild / Angry Hockey-Playing Customer / Angry Mourner
Al Berkowitz ...
Old Man
Woolen Cap Smoker / Egg Man / Offended Customer / Cat-Admiring Bitter Customer (as Walt Flanagan)
Ed Hapstak ...
Sanford / Angry Mourner
Lee Bendick ...
#812 Wynarski
David Klein ...
Hunting Cap Smoking Boy / Low I.Q. Video Customer / Hubcap Searching Customer / Angry Mourner / Angry Crowd at Door
Pattijean Csik ...
Ken Clark ...
Administer of Fine / Orderly


Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He works as a clerk in a small convenience store and is told to come into work on his day off. Dante thinks life is a series of down endings and this day is proving to no different. He reads in the newspaper that his ex-girlfriend Caitlin is getting married. His present girlfriend reveals to have somewhat more experience with sex that he ever imagined. His principal concerns are the hockey game he has that afternoon and the wake for a friend who died. His buddy Randal Graves works as a clerk in the video store next and he hates his job just about as much as Dante hates his. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 1994 (Italy)  »

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Box Office


$230,000 (estimated)


$3,151,130 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Smith worked in the store where they shot the film. They shot for 21 straight nights. He would clock on at 6am and finish at 11pm. They would then shoot till 4am, after which he would try to grab an hour or two's sleep before getting ready to go back to work. See more »


When Randal is ordering videos the woman with the little girl's coat keeps disappearing and reappearing. See more »


[first lines]
Dante Hicks: [phone rings and Dante falls out of a closet] Hello. What? No, I don't work today. I'm playing hockey at two.
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Crazy Credits

Jay (Jason Mewes) is heard at the end of the credits, chanting "Noinch, noinch, noinch, shmokin' weed, shmokin' weed, doin' coke, drinkin' beers...". See more »


References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Written by Steve Smyth (as S. Smyth), S. Angley and Kevin Smith (as K. Smith)
Performed by Love Among Freaks
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My favorite comedy
22 June 1999 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This has to be my all time favorite comedy and one of my all time favorites overall. About three years ago a friend of mine came to school one day raving about the funniest movie he had seen on late night. He talked about this black and white low budget movie about two blue collar losers who talked endlessly about sex. From that description I wasn't anticipating a masterpiece but I decided to rent it anyway. It was probably the best surprise I have ever had. I was laughing the entire time, so much so that I nearly woke up everyone in my house. For months afterwards my friend and I would endlessly talk about and quote this incredible film. Everyone I have recommended it to has loved it and I can easily see why. I know that some people attack the movie as being vulgar and excessive. The way I see it it is being true to life (I'm sure that when you have 10 hours to kill you'll talk about the average pay of a gizz mopper). In short I absolutely love this film and it gets better and better with every viewing. Rent this film as soon as possible if you haven't already.

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