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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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Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Al Berkowitz ... Old Man
Walter Flanagan ... Woolen Cap Smoker / Egg Man / Offended Customer / Cat-Admiring Bitter Customer (as Walt Flanagan)
Ed Hapstak Ed Hapstak ... Sanford / Angry Mourner
Lee Bendick Lee Bendick ... #812 Wynarski
David Klein David Klein ... Hunting Cap Smoking Boy / Low I.Q. Video Customer / Hubcap Searching Customer / Angry Mourner / Angry Crowd at Door
Pattijean Csik Pattijean Csik ... Coroner
Ken Clark 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Job Sucks See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

cLeRKs See more »

Filming Locations:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono (original Sundance cut)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier attended the Vancouver Film School, British Columbia, Canada and made a pact that whichever of them first started directing a movie, the other would produce. Smith created his film first, and Mosier produced it, as he has all of Smith's films. See more »

Goofs

The Administer of Fines states that the little girl was sold cigarettes at 4 that afternoon. This is impossible because the sale occurred before the hockey game, which was at 2 p.m., and Dante and Randal were at the wake at 4 p.m. (Director admitted this in the DVD/LD commentary). 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

After the "Alternate Ending" credits, Kevin Smith returns as a guy with a ponytail that steals a pack of cigarettes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Clerks X 10th Anniversary DVD, the sound effects in the opening credit sequence are absent in the original first cut version. See more »

Connections

References The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Clerks
Written by Steve Smyth (as S. Smyth) and S. Angley
Performed by Love Among Freaks
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One Day in a Convenience Store
16 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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