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Clerks Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 Kevin Smith (1995), Kevin Smith (1997), Kevin Smith (1999), and Kevin Smith (2001). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 13, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Kevin Smith Filmmaker's Trophy: Dramatic 1993 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Kevin Smith Best First Feature 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Kevin Smith Best First Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jeff Anderson Best Debut Performance 1994 Nominee

Cast

Brian O'Halloran
as Dante Hicks
Jeff Anderson
as Randal
Marilyn Ghigliotti
as Veronica
Jason Mewes
as Jay
Kevin Smith
as Silent Bob
Scott Mosier
as Willam the Idiot Manchild
Scott Mosier
as Angry Hockey-Playing Custom
Walter Flanagan
as Woolen Cap Smoker/Egg Man/Offended Customer/Cat Admir
David Klein
as Hunting Cap Smoking Boy/Low I.Q. Video Customer/Hubca
Ken Clark
as Administer of Fine/Orderly
Grace Smith
as Milk Maid
David Klein
as Hunting Cap Smoking Boy/Low I.Q. Video Customer/Hubca
Walter Flanagan
as Woolen Cap Smoker/Egg Man/Offended Customer/Cat Admir
Ken Clark
as Administer of Fine/Orderly

Crew

Kevin Smith
Director
Kevin Smith
Producer
Scott Mosier
Producer
Kevin Smith
Screenwriter
David Klein
Cinematographer
Kevin Smith
Editor
Scott Mosier
Editor
Scott Mosier
Sound/Sound Designer
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