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Clerks II (2006)

R | | Comedy | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's.

Director:

Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian O'Halloran ... Dante
Jeff Anderson ... Randal
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Kevin Smith ... Silent Bob
Jake Richardson ... Teen #1
Ethan Suplee ... Teen #2
Rachel Larratt Rachel Larratt ... Counter Girl with Ear Guy
Shannon Larratt Shannon Larratt ... Ear Guy
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Emma (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Ben Affleck ... Gawking Guy
Sarah Ault Sarah Ault ... Catholic Schoolgirl
Lalida Sujjavasin Lalida Sujjavasin ... Catholic Schoolgirl
Trevor Fehrman Trevor Fehrman ... Elias
Gail Stanley Gail Stanley ... Elias' Mom
Bruce Macintosh Bruce Macintosh ... Elias' Dad
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Storyline

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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No Experience Necessary See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clerks 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,061,132, 23 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,138,847, 24 September 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (some sequences)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The playground in front of Mooby's is in the shape of a penis and testicles. It is visible during the scene where Emma gives Becky the invitation to the wedding and when Randal is telling Dante to go and find Becky after the ordeal between the two of them. See more »

Goofs

Dante's hair changes significantly when Becky sits down to talk to him about the wedding and dancing at the reception, and then again later throughout other scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dante Hicks: [on his cellphone] Yeah, I got a fire at the Quick Stop. Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The director would like to thank: God - He who keeps my heart beating, and makes me appreciative, and scared. See more »

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Written by Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy,
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Performed by Jackson 5 (as The Jackson 5)
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent Movie!
21 July 2006 | by gsanchetSee all my reviews

You'll like Clerks 2. If you liked the original Clerks, this is Kevin's Smith's masterpiece. It mirrors the original Clerks, but it shows how much he's grown as a writer and a director. From the black and white/color shots, to the crane shot (a *beep* crane shot), to just the placement of people in the Camera shots...everyone one of these things contributed to the overall enjoyment of this movie.

The script is crisp and tense, with just the right amount of reality and joy. There is no long monologues or actors stumbling over lines. There's this freedom in Smith's work that doesn't feel forced or attempting to impress anyone...but he impresses everyone with just the beautiful way of putting together his scenes.

I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone and everyone, but especially those who are on the verge of 30 and the rest of your life. It definitely impressed me and touched me in a way that I didn't expect. It's a fitting end to the Jersey Viewaskewverse.

Hopefully, in 10 years, they do another Clerks movie. I'd love to see these guys in their 40s. Randal and Dante are the most engaging of couples and Smith writes such an engaging story about friends in their 30s without pandering or compromising the vision of their piece.

You will love it. Even if you hated all his other movies past Clerks, you will love it.


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