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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

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Lisa Spoonauer ...
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Jay
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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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"I'm not even supposed to be here today!" - Dante See more »

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Comedy

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

Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,151,130 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Dante confronts Caitlin about her marriage to an Asian design major in the video store is done in one shot, which lasts for over five minutes. It was shot on the first night of filming. See more »

Goofs

In the closing credits, a character name includes the misspelling "maturbator". 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

In the Australian Video Version after the Credits a Dolby Sign is shown and then the Tape goes blank. If you wait, after about 20 seconds into the Blank, there is the Trailer for "Clerks." ending with the statement "OPEN FOR BUSINESS THIS OCTOBER". See more »

Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Poblems
Written by Reed Mullin (as R. Mullin) and Woody Weatherman (as W. Weatherman)
Performed by Corrosion of Conformity
Courtesy of Sony Music
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User Reviews

A MUST SEE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES THAT ARE CLERKS AT MOVIE STORES!
25 September 2004 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie completely and perfectly describes the details of over the counter life as a clerk! It is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen.Kevin Smith is a very talented and insightful director with a great since of humor.The movie does look very cheesy and low budget, but a little movie trivia, Kevin Smith sold his comic book collection to fund this movie. Then after the movie became a hit he bought his comic books back! I currently work for blockbuster video and life is exactly like this movie! Thanks to this movie some of us are thinking about holding a hockey game on the roof of the store when we quit!I recommend this movie to every person who works as a clerk in a convenience store, or in a video store. This movie for those who don't work in mediocre place such as this will explain to you why we are the way we are!


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