Clerks-Miramax Collectors Series

Directed By: Kevin Smith Starring: Brian O'Halloran Jeff Anderson

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Clerks is the first movie of acclaimed actor/director Kevin Smith's New Jersey Chronicles. Clers was made in 1994 in black and white with only $29,575 dollars, (half of Blair Witch Project's $60,000). This movie is about one crazy day in the lives of two convience store clerks: Dante (Brain O' Halleran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson). Dante is called into work on his day off, and the day just gets worse from there on. Dante takes his crappy job seriously, and tries to play it up as this big responsibility. His friend Randal, however, feels the exact opposite. He's a slacker along with, but to a much greater extent. He loves to leave RST Video where he works when he's supposed to be on duty to visit Dante, and they have some of the most interesting conversations you have ever heard. Whether watching hermaphroditic porn, or knocking over a casket at a funeral. Selling 4 year old's ciggarettes, masterbating to death, or having sex with a dead guy, something is always going on at Quick Stop Groceries. This movie is a hilarious must see for anyone who wants to laugh. Go out and see the Indie success that ruled the '94 Sundance Film Festival, the film siskel and ebert gave 2 thumbs up, the film that got Kevin out of Quickstop and into the movies. Go watch this movie. Watch it right now. quote

this movie was suprisingly enjoyable, pretty funny

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So funny it will make you wet yourself-no kidding!

by on 6/22/1999

If you can get passed some weak acting and Black and White filming, you will see one of the funniest movies ever created. Kevin Smith's first film was a perfect introduction into his mind. From rude one-liners, to creative slacker humor this movie will keep you laughing all night long. Read More

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How life in a convenience store should be.

by on 6/25/1999

Well, having owned Clerks on video for some time now, all i can say is WOW! This film just demands being watched. It just oozes comedy at a tone of voice that everyone will be able to tap into. Some may find the film hard to follow due to the Black & White filming and slighty jerky, hand held feel, but to the others who want, and crave decent films won't be dissapointed. Any slight mistakes, or sketchy camera work adds to the realism of the film. Just how bad can a job as a sales clerk be? Well, the full glory of the situation is brought to you in a way no one has done so before. It will leave you with a completely different view of your local sales clerk. Watch this film, let it take you on it's journey, and enjoy the best independent film for years. Read More

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About a day in the life of two friends who brave a non-stop parade of annoying shoppers. One while working in a convenience store and the other in a video shop next door.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 40112380
UPC 717951002716
UPC 14 00717951002716
Format DVD
Release Date 1/11/2008
Rating Rating
Black Comedy
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Chronicling a day in the life of Quick Stop clerk Dante Hicks, CLERKS captures the hilarity of the humdrum even as it raises slackerdom to existential proportions. From behind his counter, Dante desperately tries to exert some power over the crazy customers, his own love life, and his incorrigible friend and fellow clerk Randal--the type who sees nothing wrong in closing the video shop he works in to go rent movies from a better store.
Plot Summary
Summary Made for less than the cost of an SUV, Kevin Smith's first film finds 22-year-old Quick Stop clerk Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) called into work on his precious day off. There he is besieged by customers ranging from the agitated to the insane, not to mention Randal (Jeff Anderson), the clerk from the video store next door whose commitment to service is made clear when he observes, "This job would be great if it wasn't for the f@&%!#* customers." Dante's love life is a shambles, and the situation at the store goes from bad to worse, but he and Randal are never so beleaguered that they can't find time to discuss why the destruction of the Death Star in RETURN OF THE JEDI may have been morally dubious (uninvolved contractors were probably aboard). In fact, it was the clerks' clever dialogue, saturated with pop-culture references, that elevated CLERKS to cult-hit status among Generation-Xers and transformed Kevin Smith from film school dropout to indie auteur. Smith himself plays Silent Bob, while Jason Mewes plays Jay, his drug-dealing other half. Together the duo provide added comic relief, continuity, and wisdom in each of the the director's films.
Premiere "...The funniest movie this side of a Big Gulp..." - Recommended| 06/01/1995 p.116
New York Times "...A buoyant, bleakly funny comedy....The two main actors are fresh and engaging..." 03/25/1994 p.C10
Entertainment Weekly "...Refreshing....Smith's wit, verve, and imagination elevate the schematic..." -- Rating: A- 05/19/1995 pp.68-70
Variety "...The SLACKER generation is alive and well in CLERKS, a randy, irreverent, slice-of-life no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them....CLERKS is a grunge movie par excellence..." 01/31/1994
Sight and Sound "...CLERKS is a circumspect comedy about the mundane and profane....The young cast have a gift with timing....[A] grass-roots catalogue of the weird and wondrous..." 05/01/1995 p.42-3
Chicago Sun-Times "...Smith shows great invention, a natural feel for human comedy, and a knack for writing weird, sometimes brilliant dialogue..." 11/04/1994 p.23
Uncut "[A] slacker phenomenon....Still funny." 09/01/2005 p.146
Kevin Smith
Brian O'Halloran
Jeff Anderson
Cast & Crew
Kevin Smith - Star
Brian O'Halloran - Star
Jason Mewes - Star
Jeff Anderson - Star
Scott Mosier - Producer
Kevin Smith - Screenwriter
Kevin Smith - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
Catalog ID 1736503
UPC 00717951002716
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Black & White, No Longer Produced

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