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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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6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Served with an attitude. A bad attitude. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Kevin Smith's childhood friend Walter Flanagan appears in several different roles. Due to this, Smith later said that Flanagan was the Lon Chaney of the '90s. See more »

Goofs

Dante's beard changes because Kevin Smith asked Brian O'Halloran to shave his goatee before filming started during rehearsals, then, after seeing what it looked like without it, told him to grow it back. The scenes shot earlier in the shoot show a thinner beard while the ones shot last show a thicker goatee as it had longer to grow back. 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

The DVD version also includes an alternate set of closing credits. Instead of music, the credits are shown over cash register sound effects. At the very end of the credits there's also a brief scene showing a customer (played by director Kevin Smith) entering the store. Seeing that nobody is behind the counter (Dante has been shot during the hold-up) he steals a pack of cigarettes and leaves. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shooting Clerks: A Thank-You (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Got Me Wrong
Written by Jerry Cantrell (as J. Cantrell)
Performed by Alice in Chains
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

 
a heaven sent movie for any real life clerk
19 January 2005 | by kevin_parksSee all my reviews

I am very biased on the 9 rating i gave this movie. I could have even given it a 10 for I am, and for a long time has been a clerk. This movie to me was as moving and compelling as Passion of the Christ was for some Catholic people i know. In fact, in some moments, it even brought me to tears. The film is about a guy who works in a convenience store. He comes across the weirdest and most annoying customers that, ironically, don't shy too far from those in real life that I, myself have come across. This clerk is visited by his girlfriend and regularly visiting by his distraught and careless friend who is a clerk at the neighboring video store. If you aren't a clerk, and you watch this movie, remember this: This movie is as true to form as it gets. Some people claim it to be one of the best comedies of the past decade. I say it's the best Documentary of all time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,665, 23 October 1994

Gross USA:

$3,151,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,151,130
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono (original Sundance cut)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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