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Clerks (1994)

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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Storyline

Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He works as a clerk 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 is proving to 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 ever imagined. 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 and he hates his job just about as much as Dante hates his. Written by garykmcd

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A very funny look at the over-the-counter culture. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 November 1994 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,575 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,665 (USA) (12 August 2012)

Gross:

$3,151,130 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 91 times throughout the film, mostly between Dante and Jay. See more »

Goofs

When Randal is ordering videos the woman with the little girl's coat keeps disappearing and reappearing. 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

The Song "Big Problems" is listed as "Big Poblems". See more »

Connections

References Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaders and Followers
Written by Greg Graffin (as G. Graffin)
Performed by Bad Religion
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. and Sony Music, a group of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
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Big time snoozefest!
20 June 2001 | by (Sunnyvale, CA) – See all my reviews

Terrible acting, they might as well be reading from a book. This movie is so boring and so utterly contrived its worthless! I was expecting something as good as American Movie, but this movie sucks.

Its still playing on the dvd, but believe me, typing on my pc is more exciting than watching this.

Jim


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