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Clerks II (2006)

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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.

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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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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

Originally Matt Damon was supposed to play the role of Lance Dowds. However, Damon was also filming The Good Shepherd (2006) at the same time and couldn't make it. So Jason Lee took over the role during a day off from his show My Name Is Earl (2005). See more »

Goofs

In the Go-Cart Scene, there are California desert mountains visible in the background. The movie is supposed to take place in New Jersey. See more »

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

The list of names in the closing credits is (as of 2015) the longest in history. Kevin Smith included the names of everyone who had joined his "friends network" on MySpace, stretching the end credits to a staggering 163,070 names. See more »

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The Return of the Clerks
14 July 2006 | by johncbashamSee all my reviews

Wow, the return of the clerks, indeed! I went to a pre-screening last night of Clerks II and let me say that it was actually really good. The title, as Mr. Smith explained, has been simplified to undersell the movie so fans and moviegoers in general will be pleasantly surprised when they see it. So here is my contribution to word-of-mouth advertising: if you liked ANYTHING about Clerks I, go see Clerks II. More of the same and then some; and then some more. I have always been hit-or-miss with Kevin Smith and, sadly, the original Clerks was still my favorite of the group. And this movie is his best yet.(In fact, the only way I can appreciate "Mallrats" is to watch it with the audio commentary on.) To me, Mr. Smith is a lot funnier when he's just add-libbing. He said during his Q & A, last night, that they spent more time on this movie in pre-production than all the other movies combined and it shows. I am sure he was kidding but this movie is actually well written, very well acted (Rosario especially; she is the topping that is going to make this movie sell), and just well thought out in general. Good pacing (especially with the sight gags, one after another) and the Decalogue that I've come to appreciate is priceless. Like the argument over which franchise has the better "Return" movie; "Lord of the Rings" or "Star Wars". Clerks II has become my favorite movie of the summer and I hope it becomes the sleeper hit of the summer because it is just that good. Oh, and Kevin, if you're reading this, sorry about the title, I am sure you pondered it. Maybe if you hadn't already used "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"?


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