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Clerks II (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  21 July 2006 (USA)
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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.

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A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional fast-food restaurant. Free from his dead-end job (and lodged in a new one), Dante begins to break free of his rut, planning to move away with his clingy fiancé. Dante is ready to leave the horrors of minimum-wage New Jersey behind, but Randal - always the more hostile of the two - starts to become overwhelmed by his own rancor. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for pervasive sexual and crude content including aberrant sexuality, strong language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)

Gross:

£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)
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Trivia

Kevin Smith has repeatedly stated himself as a "closet black metal fan". Hence, the song that plays when Jay and Silent Bob first appear is Kim B. Petersen's (King Diamond) "Welcome Home". Another one of his songs, "The Invisible Guests", as well as "Welcome Home", is sung partially by Randal and Jay. It was also the first time he ever authorized a movie to use his music. See more »

Goofs

Randal's shirt collar moves position/shape while they're driving back from the go-kart track. See more »

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[first lines]
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Performed by Talking Heads
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User Reviews

 
Dante and Randal are back - and in prime form.

Clerks II is a worthy successor to Kevin Smith's 1994 debut, "Clerks.".

The continuing adventures of Dante and Randal speed along with witty dialogue, insightful social commentary, and a touching look at various levels of life, responsibility and most importantly, love.

There's a lot of the requisite dirty jokes, but they enhance the golden center of the flick. I laughed and cried in many of the same moments. But mostly, I watched two characters I had grown up with grow up themselves and face some of the dilemmas I've faced since I went from being a teenage slacker to an adult. I was reminded of a better time in my life, and also reminded to look forward to the future.

Brian O'Halloran knocks Dante out of the gate, with pitch-perfect delivery. I believe that this is still the Dante we knew - just a bit older. Jeff Anderson takes Randal, an already amazing character, and brings him to a new level. Randal becomes even funnier - and more touching. Trevor Fehrman's Elias adds the perfect foil for Randal's brand of mischief. Jay and Silent Bob, the dynamic duo, are also back - proving that Jason Mewes is back in top shape, and really enjoying making you laugh.

~Steve


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