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Clerks (1994)

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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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The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dante Hicks
... Randal Graves
... Veronica
... Caitlin Bree
... Jay
... Silent Bob
... Willam the Idiot Manchild / Angry Hockey-Playing Customer / Angry Mourner
... Chewlies Rep
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 ... Coroner
Ken Clark ... Administer of Fine / Orderly
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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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Served with an attitude. A bad attitude. 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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Release Date:

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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| (original Sundance cut)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Dante & Randall are discussing the death of Julie Dwyer, Dante asks when Julie Dwyer died & Randall answers "Yesterday". When they are going to Julie Dwyer's wake, Randall states that it is (presently) 4 o'clock on Saturday (so she would have died on Friday). In Mallrats (1995), a reference is made to Julie Dwyer dying "yesterday". Mallrats takes place on Friday. See more »

Goofs

Dante's beard changes because Kevin Smith asked Brian O'Halloran to shave his goatee before filming started during rehearsals, then, after seeing what it looked like without it, told him to grow it back. The scenes shot earlier in the shoot show a thinner beard while the ones shot last show a thicker goatee as it had longer to grow back. 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

The Song "Big Problems" is listed as "Big Poblems". See more »

Connections

References Matewan (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaders and Followers
Written by Greg Graffin (as G. Graffin)
Performed by Bad Religion
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. and Sony Music, a group of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
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Life-savior
14 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Why claim ultra-budget movies as being the "best film ever" when you can see some guys with almost no scenary and a very low budget make a great movie that is intelligent, funny, has a good soundtrack AND is well done at the same time? Not to mention the autoral thing. It's the kind of movie that makes me think "hey, I wish I'd made this movie... and I could!" : ) --- PS: I call it life savior cause I quit my job as a clerk on the most chic CD store in my town, and couldn't figure out why. When I saw this movie I found out and recovered the trust in my self.


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