Clerks

1994

Clerks

Critics Consensus

With its quirky characters and clever, quotable dialogue, Clerks is the ultimate clarion call for slackers everywhere to unite and, uh, do something we guess?

88%

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Total Count: 51
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When Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. This gets tough amidst the on-going fight with his girlfriend, Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti), and his attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Caitlyn Bree (Lisa Spoonhauer). Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store -- at least when he feels like it. Randall's unabashed disdain of his place of employment, a long with his self-admitted hatred towards its customers is a sharp contrast to Dante's feeble attempts at the niceties of customer service. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante's criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general. Clerks, filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, began the career of writer director Kevin Smith, who would go on to make Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Kevin Smith
as Silent Bob
Scott Mosier
as William the Idiot Manchild
Walter Flanagan
as Woolen Cap Smoker/Egg Man/Offended Customer/Cat Admir
Scott Schiappo
as Chewlies Rep
Al Berkowitz
as Old Man
Walt Flanagan
as Woolen Cap Smoker/Egg Man
Virginia Smith
as Caged Animal Masturbator
Ed Hapstak
as Sanford
Lee Bendick
as Wyranski
David Klein
as Hunting Cap Smoking Boy
Ken Clark
as Administer of Fine
Donna Jeanne
as Indecisive Video Customer
Betsy Broussard
as Dental School Video Customer
Kimberly Loughran
as Alyssa's Sister Heather
Gary Stern
as Tabloid Reading Customer
John Henry Westhead
as Olaf the Russian Metalhead
Chuck Dickel
as Stock in Chips Can
Leslie Hope
as Jay's Lady Friend/Angry Woman at Door
Connie O'Connor
as `Happy Scrappy' Mom
Vincent Pereira
as Hockey Goalie/Engagement Savvy Customer
Erix Infante
as Bed Wetting Dad/Cold Coffee Lover
Melissa Crawford
as Video Confessor/Candy Confession Customer
Thomas Burke
as Blue Collar Man
Dan Hapstak
as Door Tugging Customer
Mitch Cohen
as Leaning Against Wall/Angry Man at Door
Matthew Banta
as Burner Looking For Wood
Rajiv Thapar
as Cut-Off Customer
Mike Belicose
as Customer with Diapers
Jane Kuritz
as Customer with Vaseline and Rubber Gloves
Grace Smith
as Milk Maid
Frances Cresci
as Little Smoking Girl
Matt Crawford
as Angry Man at Door
Sarla Thapar
as Angry Woman at Door
Brian Drinkwater
as Hockey Player
Bob Fisler
as Hockey Player
Derek Jaccodine
as Hockey Player
Matthew Pereira
as Angry Smoking Man
Frank Pereira
as Angry Smoking Man
Carl Roth
as Angry Smoking Man
Paul C. Finn
as Angry Smoking Man
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