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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 »
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A witty, hilariously profane cult picture See more (608 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
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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:
The first draft of the script was 168 pages.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dante and Randall argue on the ground of the convenience store following their big fight, and all the food is on the ground, the "SKOR" bar placard on the shelf behind Dante disappears in one close-up shot.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:
References "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Big PoblemsSee more »

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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A witty, hilariously profane cult picture, 15 October 2006
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

Clerks is one of those movies everyone knows everything about even before they've seen it. The most fascinating aspect is probably the back-story: Kevin Smith sold his comic-book collection to finance it, shot it in the convenience store where he was working at the time, and cast his school friends in the various roles (two of them wound up playing three or four characters each). The film became a huge hit at Sundance, and is now widely (and justly) considered one of the best independent movies of all time.

The plot is quite easy to sum up: nothing happens. It's just a "regular" day in the lives of a few people working in or outside a Quick Stop convenience store. The fun starts immediately, as Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is asked to replace a sick colleague. This upsets him a lot, since it's supposed to be his day off ("You know what the worst part is? I'm not even supposed to BE here today!"). So now he has to serve a bunch of rather annoying or excessively weird people, with occasional help from his friend Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson), who "works" in the video store next to Quick Stop. Together, they discuss things like hermaphroditic porn or, Tarantino-style, which Star Wars sequel is better (Jedi or Empire?), and also try to find ways of not working, or at least make the day less boring (as Randal puts it:"This job would be great if it wasn't for the f**king customers"). Between these discussions, they also interact with Dante's present girlfriend Veronica (whose sex life causes heated debates) and ex Caitlin, who's apparently engaged to some Asian design major. And let's not forget Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith himself), two drug dealers consistently located outside the store.

Smith uses these characters to reference his favorite movies (the previously mentioned Star Wars, as well as Jaws and Indiana Jones) and talk about any subject in the filthiest way imaginable. Some incredibly outrageous stuff is mentioned ("jizz moppers", necrophilia, "snowballing"), but unlike John Waters, he never shows the events discussed by Dante, Randal et al. Everything occurs, or has occurred, off-screen, so all we get to do is have a good laugh, because no matter how crude it gets (the film is rated R for "Extensive Use Of Extremely Explicit Sex-Related Dialogue"), Smith's writing remains genuinely funny. Randal, in particular, steals every scene with his existential musings ("I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule.") or very politically incorrect antics (the top? Reading a list of pornographic flicks in front of a mother and her baby).

If you haven't seen it yet, do it, and fast: Clerks fully deserves its cult status. It has priceless dialogue, wisecracking characters and loads of swearing. What else can you ask for?

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