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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.

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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With no power comes no responsibility. See more »

Genres:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$24,138,847
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (some sequences)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dante picks up Randal in the beginning of the film, the house Randal exits was Kevin Smith's childhood house on 21 Jackson Street. See more »

Goofs

When Elias is being driven to work, an OCTA (Orange County Transit Authority) bus is clearly visible. 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

"Jay and Silent Bob may return. As for now, they're taking it easy." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Stupid Teenagers Must Die!' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

1979
Written by Billy Corgan (as William Corgan)
Performed by Smashing Pumpkins (as The Smashing Pumpkins)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under License from EMI Film and Television Music
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genuine and funny...
21 July 2006 | by Random_1See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to go to an advanced screening of this film, a luxury not often afforded to us normal movie goers, and a luxury not appreciated by a critic that I don't need to name. This movie was filled with laughs, but still managed to tell a truly genuine story. A story about people that get trapped in their dead end jobs, and struggle to find happiness and try to decide what they want in life. Eventually teaching acceptance and promoting individualism rather than trying to live up to some kind of social standard.

I was very impressed with the casting, everyone was great, and it was great to see some familiar faces, Afflec and Lee really left an impression even though they were only present in one scene each. Smith really presents a dramatic tone with his directing, a tone which is rarely set nowadays with most directors trying to match the style of Spielberg, Hitchcock, or (insert successful director here), and leave the movie looking like an impression, Smith isn't afraid to use his own style. Most movies today are very cookie cutter, but this is a refreshing change. What happened to directors just directing, instead of trying to follow a formula to get rich? Smith is a genuine and modest filmmaker, we can only hope that he keeps making movies, and maybe he'll inspire more "Hollywood" directors to stick to good/original material rather than weak big budget movies with all the latest young stars stinking up the screen. Cheers to Kevin Smith, cheers to Clerks II.

9 / 10


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