R | | Comedy
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.
This is the first film in Kevin Smith's intricately interconnected View Askewniverse series (the others being Dogma (1999), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and Clerks II (2006)). The movies are all linked by characters, themes and events and each contains numerous references to the others.
Hello. What? No, I don't work today. I'm playing hockey at two.
At the end of Caitlin's confrontation with Randall, Jeff Anderson momentarily breaks character and admires Lisa Spoonauer's butt as she walks away. (Kevin Smith points this out in the DVD/LD commentary.) However, due to Randal's sexual obessions, this action was completely in character for him.
In the Australian Video Version after the Credits a Dolby Sign is shown and then the Tape goes blank. If you wait, after about 20 seconds into the Blank, there is the Trailer for "Clerks." ending with the statement "OPEN FOR BUSINESS THIS OCTOBER".
Laserdisc edition features 25 minutes of additional footage with seven scenes not included in the original release, including alternate ending in which the clerk is killed during a store hold-up.
$31,665 (USA) (12 August 2012)
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