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Writer:
Kevin Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 1994 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Just Because They Serve You... Doesn't Mean They Like You. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Clerks.: 8/10 See more (611 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brian O'Halloran ... Dante Hicks

Jeff Anderson ... Randal Graves

Marilyn Ghigliotti ... Veronica
Lisa Spoonauer ... Caitlin Bree

Jason Mewes ... Jay

Kevin Smith ... Silent Bob

Scott Mosier ... Willam the Idiot Manchild / Angry Hockey-Playing Customer / Angry Mourner

Scott Schiaffo ... Chewlies Rep
Al Berkowitz ... Old Man

Walter Flanagan ... 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 ... Coroner
Ken Clark ... Administer of Fine / Orderly
Donna Jeanne ... Indecisive Video Customer
Virginia Smith ... Caged Animal Masturbator
Betsy Broussard ... Dental School Video Customer

Ernest O'Donnell ... Trainer
Kimberly Loughran ... Heather Jones
Gary Stern ... Tabloid Reading Customer
Joe Bagnole ... Cat-Shit-Watching Customer
John Henry Westhead ... Olaf the Russian Metalhead
Chuck Bickel ... Stuck in Chips Can
Leslie Hope ... Jay's Lady Friend / Angry Crowd at Door
Connie O'Connor ... 'Happy Scrappy' Mom (as Connie O'Conner)
Vincent Pereira ... Hockey Goalie / Engagement Savvy Customer
Ashley Pereira ... 'Happy Scrappy' Kid
Erix Infante ... Bed-Wetting Dad / Cold Coffee Lover
Melissa Crawford ... Video Confusion / Candy Confusion Customer / Angry Crowd at Door
Thomas Burke ... Blue Collar Man
Dan Hapstak ... Door Tugging Customer
Mitch Cohen ... Leaning Against Wall / Angry Crowd at Door
Matthew Banta ... Burner Looking for Weed
Rajiv Thapar ... Cut-Off Customer
Mike Belicose ... Customer with Diapers
Jane Kuritz ... Customer with Vaseline and Rubber Gloves
Grace Smith ... Milk Maid
Frances Cresci ... Little Smoking Girl
Matt Crawford ... Angry Crowd at Door
Sarla Thapar ... Angry Crowd at Door
Brian Drinkwater ... Hockey Player
Bob Fisler ... Hockey Player
Derek Jaccodine ... Hockey Player
Matthew Pereira ... Angry Smoking Crowd
Frank Pereira ... Angry Smoking Crowd
Carl Roth ... Angry Smoking Crowd
Paul Finn ... Angry Smoking Crowd
Haiku ... Dog
Lenin's Tomb ... Cat

Directed by
Kevin Smith 
 
Writing credits
Kevin Smith (written by)

Produced by
Scott Mosier .... producer
Kevin Smith .... producer
 
Cinematography by
David Klein (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Mosier 
Kevin Smith 
 
Makeup Department
Leslie Hope .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charlie McClellan .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Scott Mosier .... sound editor
Scott Mosier .... sound mixer
Joia Speciale .... sync fix
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
James von Buelow .... master sound mixer (as James Von Buelow)
James von Buelow .... sound editor (as James Von Buelow)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Hapstak .... gaffer
Ed Hapstak .... lighting assistant
Ed Hapstak .... photographer: production stills
David Klein .... camera operator
Vincent Pereira .... camera assistant: occasional
Vincent Pereira .... grip: occasional
Rajiv Thapar .... grip: occasional
 
Animation Department
Frank Gabriel .... animator
Brad Graeber .... animator
Samantha Inoue Harte .... animator
Bruce Tinnin .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Bobbie Thomas .... dailies colorist
 
Music Department
Benji Gordon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Tara Daust .... continuity: occasional
Ed Hapstak .... trouble shooter
Vincent Pereira .... cat wrangler
John Pierson .... czar of representation
John Sloss .... legal eagle
 
Thanks
Peter Broderick .... thanks
Walter Flanagan .... special thanks: for a copy of 'Dark Knight Returns' (as Walt)
Geoffrey Gilmore .... thanks (as Geoff Gilmore)
Ed Hapstak .... special thanks: for being a little Magpie (as Ed)
Hal Hartley .... special thanks: for leading the way
Robert Hawk .... special thanks: for having nothing better to do on 10/3/93 (as Bob Hawk)
Tim Hill .... thanks: the Borough of Highlands
Jim Jarmusch .... special thanks: for leading the way
Bryan Johnson .... special thanks: for taking nothing seriously (as Bry)
Laurence Kardish .... thanks (as Larry Kardish)
Butch King .... thanks (as Butch)
Marylou King .... thanks
David Klein .... special thanks: for all the pretty pictures (as Dave)
Traci Lapanne .... thanks
Spike Lee .... special thanks: for leading the way
David Linde .... thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks: for leading the way
Kimberly Loughran .... special thanks: for Seven Years (as Kim)
Jason Mewes .... special thanks: for being Jason
Carol Mosier .... thanks
John Mosier .... thanks (as John)
Kristin Mosier .... special thanks: for patience, perseverance, and love (as Kristin)
Scott Mosier .... special thanks: for accepting an invitation to lunch (as Scott)
Vincent Pereira .... special thanks: for the inspiration (as Vincent)
Janet Pierson .... thanks
John Pierson .... special thanks: for having second thoughts (as John 'My Hero' Pierson)
Kenneth Schneider .... thanks
Bubba Shea .... thanks
Virginia Smith .... special thanks: for saying "Be a Filmmaker."
Amy Taubin .... thanks
Mark Tusk .... special thanks: for not giving up (as Mark 'Doctor Love' Tusk)
Harvey Weinstein .... special thanks: for an unforgettable order of potato skins
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clerks X: Tenth Anniversary Edition" - USA (DVD title)
"cLeRKs" - USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue (re-rating on appeal)
Runtime:
92 min | Turkey:87 min (TV version) | USA:102 min (extended version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby | Mono (original Sundance cut)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (2008 re-rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) (video rating) (10th anniversary edition) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-12/9 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:L | Ireland:18 | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | South Africa:16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:Btl | UK:18 | UK:15 (video rating) (2005) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating on appeal) | USA:TV-MA (tv rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Kevin Smith in an interview in the book "My First Movie", part of the movie's financing came from an insurance settlement. The settlement was from a car that he and Jason Mewes both drove, that was destroyed in a flood. Jason Mewes had told him there would be a flood, and asked if he could move the car uphill, but Smith didn't trust him.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the beginning of the movie when we first meet Jay & Silent Bob the crew is briefly reflected in the windows.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.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hit and Run (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Got Me WrongSee more »

FAQ

Why is the movie in black and white?
Are the Quick Stop and RST Video stores real places?
How many versions of "Clerks" are there?
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47 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Clerks.: 8/10, 2 July 2004
Author: movieguy1021 (Movieguy1021@comcast.net) from Anywhere, USA

Everyone has to start somewhere. Kevin Smith started his popular Jay and Silent Bob series with Clerks., a $50,000 film whose soundtrack cost more than the actual movie cost to make. It's poorly done, it's monochromatic (which actually works to its advantage), it's cheap, but it's funny, and that's all that really counts. The story is more than I thought it would be, and it's continuously funny throughout the whole short runtime. Many of the crude adventures of Dante and Randal are now legendary.

Dante (Brian O'Halloran) works at the Quick Stop convenience store. He's called in on a day off. His friend Randal (Jeff Anderson) works next door at a video store, but sporadically closes it to hang out at the Quick Stop. Throughout the day, various things occur, such as a gum representative trying to get people to stop smoking and chew his gum, a rabbi using the employee's bathroom (with an unexpected twist at the end), disrupting a wake, and the now-classic scene at the video store with "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup".

This movie has non-stop humor going for it. Whether it's Dante's or Randal's confrontations with the unruly customers (who seem over-the-top yet regular), their conversations about nothing (especially Star Wars), or their departures from their respective stores to play hockey or whatnot. I can see that Clerks. is to minimum wage earners as Office Space is to office workers. Dante's always a little timid when it comes to dealing with the unruly customers, but when Randal takes the stage, it's a lot funnier.

Although the parts about Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti) and Cairlin (Lisa Spoonhauer) weren't that interesting (except for the 36...make that 37 people), they were necessary, and seemed to create a plot out of this, basically, sketch comedy. It succeeded, and turned it into a great all around film. Most of these people had never acted before, and although it does seem like they're just reciting their lines (there's almost no break in between the dialogue), they do a good job at it. Sometimes it seems a little too scripted (for voice and diction, etc.), but for a bunch of first-timers, it's not bad at all.

Considering the rest of the series (besides Mallrats, which I haven't seen), I'd say Clerks. is close with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for the funniest Kevin Smith movie. They're also the two crudest, and the first and last in the series, respectively. But Clerks. will always stay as it was when it was released 10 years ago-revolutionary. It showed that money and action aren't important to make a movie funny.

My rating: 8/10

Rated R for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue.

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