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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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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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The passion. The power. The pain. The wages. The movie. See more »

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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:

$27,575 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,665, 12 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,151,130
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1.37 : 1
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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

The gum representative buys some gum so he could claim to be a customer, however when he first went in, he bought a drink, so he was a customer anyway. 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 and Silent Bob will return in "Dogma" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lips to Lips (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Even Tell
(Theme from "Clerks")
Written by David Pirner (as D. Pirner)
Performed by Soul Asylum
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One Day in a Convenience Store
16 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

On his day off, the clerk of a convenience store Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is summoned by his boss to be the substitute for his coworker that is ill. He is worried since he has a hockey game. Along the day, his friend Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) that works in a video store on the next door stays most of the time with Dante. He is visited by his girlfriend Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti) that discloses intimacy to him; he learns that his former girlfriend Caitlin Bree (Lisa Spoonauer); he gives a break and plays the hockey game with Randal; he goes with Randal to a wake. Meanwhile the drug dealers Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) sells drugs on the sidewalk.

In 1994, the low-budget "Clerks" is a milestone to the career of Kevin Smith. Divided in nineteen chapters in black-and white, using a few locations and with unknown cast, the witty "Clerks" is a very funny comedy even twenty-two years after its release. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Balconista" (The Clerk")


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