• Clerks (1994)


Release Date: October 21st, 1994

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Dante (Brian O'Halloran) is called in to cover a shift at his New Jersey convenience store on his day off. His friend Randal (Jeff Anderson) helps him pass the time, neglecting his video-store customers next door to hang out in the Quick Stop. The uneventful day is disrupted by news that one of Dante's ex-girlfriends has died. After attending her memorial service, Dante muses over staying with current girlfriend Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti) or reuniting with ex Caitlin (Lisa Spoonhauer).

Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier, Scott Schiaffo

Director: Kevin Smith

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films, View Askew Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Offbeat , 1990s , Death , Amusing , Temptation , Girlfriend , Love , Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Within the limitations of his bare-bones production, Smith shows great invention, a natural feel for human comedy, and a knack for writing weird, sometimes brilliant, dialogue. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    Rough around the edges, it's humor decidedly sophomoric in parts. But that's part of its charm. [19 Jan 1995, p.A16(E)]

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Nothing, no matter how outrageous, is beyond Smith, and his willingness to flaunt cinematic taboos is one of the reasons why Clerks is such a unqualified success. show more

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