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Clerks (1994)

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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Willam the Idiot Manchild / Angry Hockey-Playing Customer / Angry Mourner
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Al Berkowitz ...
Old Man
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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
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Storyline

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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9 November 1994 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,665 (USA) (12 August 2012)

Gross:

$3,151,130 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at the same store in which director Kevin Smith was working at the time. As he was only allowed to film outside of business hours, and because bright enough lights couldn't be afforded, the plot included an explanation for the shutters being always down. See more »

Goofs

Different "People" magazines in the rack in different shots. The first time, the cover story is about Soleil Moon Frye's breast reduction surgery. The second time, the cover story is about the death of Brandon Lee. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Shooting Star
Written by Paul Rodgers
Performed by Golden Smog
Courtesy of Crackpot Records
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Life-savior
14 August 1998 | by (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Why claim ultra-budget movies as being the "best film ever" when you can see some guys with almost no scenary and a very low budget make a great movie that is intelligent, funny, has a good soundtrack AND is well done at the same time? Not to mention the autoral thing. It's the kind of movie that makes me think "hey, I wish I'd made this movie... and I could!" : ) --- PS: I call it life savior cause I quit my job as a clerk on the most chic CD store in my town, and couldn't figure out why. When I saw this movie I found out and recovered the trust in my self.


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