MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 261 this week

Clerks. (1994)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 157,334 users   Metascore: 70/100
Reviews: 607 user | 123 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Clerks." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Clerks. (1994)

Clerks. (1994) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Clerks..

User Polls

5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Clerks II (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck
Waiting... I (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley
In the Loop (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State ... See full summary »

Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini
Life of Brian (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Superbad (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Role Models (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie
Old School (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lisa Spoonhauer ...
Caitlin Bree (as Lisa Spoonauer)
...
Jay
...
...
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
Edit

Storyline

Dante Hicks is a clerk at a local convenience store in New Jersey. On one particular Saturday morning, he gets called in on his day off. Once there, he must deal with multiple problems. The shutters outside won't open. His ex-girlfriend, whom he is still in love with, is getting married. His girlfriend, who bugs him about starting college, has revealed certain, uh...stuff about her past. His boss hasn't come in to take his place. He has a hockey game at 2 o'clock. Another ex has died, and today's the last day he can go to her wake. He must deal with customers that aren't so intelligent. His friend, Randal, a clerk at the video store next door, is even less dedicated to his job than Dante, and is always bothering Dante's customers. And the biggest problem of them all: HE'S NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TODAY!! Can Dante manage it all? Written by MTRodaba2468

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

clerk | video | friend | hockey | video store | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 November 1994 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Clerks  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,151,130 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

| (original Sundance cut)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was named as one of "The 20 Most Overrated Movies Of All Time" by Premiere. See more »

Goofs

In the start of the movie, towards the end of the song. When Dante puts his head down on the counter, in the glass you can see Kevin Smith, the camera and the cameraman. See more »

Quotes

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

Crazy Credits

Initial Incompetent Sound Editor ... Scott Mosier Accomplished Sound Editor ... James von Buelow See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Sasquatch Gang (2006) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

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!


33 of 56 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I didn't laugh once... imdbowley
Jedi better than Empire?? nineinchnail1981-74-611426
Asking for a pack of cigarettes? isakregal
What I didn't like about a film I love. legato-bluesummers-1
Delete your post Clerks style ufodoubleg
The original ending kittenkrushers
Discuss Clerks. (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?