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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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Dante Hicks
Randal Graves
Caitlin Bree
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
Hunting Cap Smoking Boy / Low I.Q. Video Customer / Hubcap Searching Customer / Angry Mourner / Angry Crowd at Door
Pattijean Csik ...
Ken Clark ...
Administer of Fine / Orderly
Donna Jeanne ...
Indecisive Video Customer
Virginia Smith ...
Caged Animal Masturbator
Betsy Broussard ...
Dental School Video Customer
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
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 ...
Lenin's Tomb ...

Directed by

Kevin Smith

Written by

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

Editorial Department

Bobbie Thomas ... dailies colorist

Makeup Department

Leslie Hope ... makeup artist

Production Management

Charlie McClellan ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

Scott Mosier ... sound editor / sound mixer
Joia Speciale ... sync fix
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
James von Buelow ... master sound mixer (as James Von Buelow) / sound editor (as James Von Buelow)

Camera and Electrical Department

Ed Hapstak ... gaffer / lighting assistant / photographer: production stills
David Klein ... camera operator
Vincent Pereira ... camera assistant: occasional / grip: occasional
Rajiv Thapar ... grip: occasional

Animation Department

Frank Gabriel ... animator
Brad Graeber ... animator
Samantha Inoue Harte ... animator
Bruce Tinnin ... animator

Music Department

Benjie Gordon ... music supervisor (as Benji Gordon)

Additional Crew

Tara Daust ... continuity: occasional
Ed Hapstak ... trouble shooter
Vincent Pereira ... cat wrangler
John Pierson ... czar of representation
John Sloss ... legal eagle


Peter Broderick ... thanks
Walter Flanagan ... special thanks: for a copy of 'Dark Knight Returns' (as Walt)
Geoffrey Gilmore ... thanks (as Geoff Gilmore)
God ... special thanks
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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Plot Summary

Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He clerks 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 proves to be 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 thought. 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 door and he hates his job as much as Dante hates his. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines [Christmas theme] Jingle bells, the bathroom smells, the coffee's cold and stale. We're overworked and underpaid but it keeps us out of jail. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • cLeRKs (United States)
  • Inconvenience (United States)
  • Clerks X: Tenth Anniversary Edition (United States)
  • Rude Clarks (United States)
  • Clerks. (United States)
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  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $27,575 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $31,665, 12 Aug 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,971,942

Did You Know?

Trivia Jason Reitman has said that this film inspired his desire to be a filmmaker. Reitman later told Kevin Smith this, which lead Smith to jokingly quip, "You're the son of Ivan Reitman. You grew up on the sets of Ghostbusters (1984), and Stripes (1981). It took ME to let you know that you can be a director?". See more »
Goofs Jay's costume is different in nearly every scene in the movie because the jacket he wore on the first day of shooting was his girlfriend's and he had a hard time borrowing it for the entire length of the shooting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Radioland Murders/I Like It Like That/Bullets Over Broadway/Imaginary Crimes/Clerks (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Clerks See more »
Crazy Credits Jay and Silent Bob will return in "Dogma" See more »
Quotes Indecisive Video Customer: They say so much, but they never tell you if it's any good. Are either one of these any good? Sir?
Randal Graves: What?
Indecisive Video Customer: Are either one of these any good?
Randal Graves: I don't watch movies.
Indecisive Video Customer: Well, have you heard anything about either one of them?
Randal Graves: I find it's best to stay out of other people's affairs.
Indecisive Video Customer: You mean you haven't heard anybody say anything about either one of these?
Randal Graves: Nope.
Indecisive Video Customer: [turns around, then shows Randal the same movies] Well, what about these two?
Randal Graves: Oh, they suck.
Indecisive Video Customer: These are the same two movies! You weren't paying any attention!
Randal Graves: No, I wasn't.
Indecisive Video Customer: I don't think your manager would appreciate it if...
Randal Graves: I don't appreciate your ruse, ma'am.
Indecisive Video Customer: I beg your pardon?
Randal Graves: Your ruse. Your cunning attempt to trick me.
Indecisive Video Customer: I was only pointing out that you weren't paying any attention to what I was saying.
Randal Graves: And I hope it feels good.
Indecisive Video Customer: You hope *what* feels good?
Randal Graves: I hope it feels so good to be right. There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?
Indecisive Video Customer: Well, this is the last time I rent here.
Randal Graves: You'll be missed.
Indecisive Video Customer: Screw you!
Randal Graves: [runs to the door] Hey! You're not allowed to rent here anymore!
Jay: [outside; has no idea what's going on] Yeah!
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