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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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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A very funny look at the over-the-counter culture. See more »

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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)

Gross:

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

The reason prices end in $.95, $.99, set under a round figure was so that cashiers would always have to open the register to give change, thus recording a sale and preventing them from pocketing the bills. See more »

Goofs

The Chewlies rep's coffee cup is obviously empty when he picks it up to take a sip from it. 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

The Song "Big Problems" is listed as "Big Poblems". See more »

Connections

References Cape Fear (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Making Me Sick
Written by Tommy Stinson (as T. Stinson), G. Gershunoff, R. Bradbury
Performed by Bash & Pop
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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