Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kevin Smith|
|Produced by||Scott Mosier|
|Written by||Kevin Smith|
|Editing by||Scott Mosier|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date(s)||October 12, 1994|
|Running time||92 min. Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Scott A Mosier (born March 5, 1971) is a Film producer, editor, and cameo actor who has done work in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Brian Christopher O'Halloran (born December 20, 1969) is an American Actor. Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21 1970) is an American film actor best known for being starring as Randal Graves in Clerks Marilyn Ghigliotti (born August 10 1961 in New York City) is an American character actress most noted for the role of Veronica Loughran in Clerks Lisa Spoonhauer (born December 6, 1972) is a character actress famous for the role of Caitlin Bree in Clerks, which she reprised for Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12 1974 is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed Drug dealer Jay the vocal half of Jay and Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Dave Klein is an American Cinematographer best known for working with director Kevin Smith on the films Clerks, Mallrats Scott A Mosier (born March 5, 1971) is a Film producer, editor, and cameo actor who has done work in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer View Askew Productions is a Film production company created by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier in 1994 responsible for such Cult films as Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. The year 1994 in film involved some significant events Top grossing films (U|
|Followed by||Clerks II (2006)|
Clerks is a 1994 film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film in a minor role. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse The year 1994 in film involved some significant events Top grossing films (U Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves, it presents a day in the lives of two store clerks and their acquaintances. Brian Christopher O'Halloran (born December 20, 1969) is an American Actor. Dante Hicks is a Fictional character in writer/director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, played by Brian O'Halloran. Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21 1970) is an American film actor best known for being starring as Randal Graves in Clerks Randal Graves is a Fictional character in director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, portrayed by Jeff Anderson. Clerks was the first of Smith's "View Askewniverse" films. The View Askewniverse is a Fictional universe created by writer/director Kevin Smith, featured in several films comics and a television series it is named for It introduces several characters, notably Jay and Silent Bob, who reappear in his later works. Origins As depicted in an early scene of the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay and Silent Bob were born in Leonardo New Jersey, in The View Askewniverse is a Fictional universe created by writer/director Kevin Smith, featured in several films comics and a television series it is named for
Dante Hicks is a clerk at the Quick Stop, a local convenience store in Leonardo, New Jersey. Leonardo is a Census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. One morning, he receives a phone call from his boss, who claims that another employee is sick. After a brief argument, he reluctantly agrees to work, on the promise that he will be relieved at twelve o'clock so he can play hockey with his friends. Hockey is any of a family of Sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a Ball, or a hard round rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck When he arrives to open up the store, he realizes that the shutters outside will not open because someone jammed gum in the locks. With the shutters down, the store appears closed, so he writes "I assure you; we're open" in shoe polish on a large bed sheet and hangs it in front of the store.
Next, a man enters the store to buy coffee and talks a customer into buying chewing gum instead of cigarettes after showing him a human lung corroded by tar. For songs called "Chewing Gum" see Chewing Gum (song Chewing gum is a type of Confectionery traditionally made of Chicle A cigarette ( French "small Cigar " from cigar + -ette) is a product consumed through Smoking and manufactured As more cigarette buyers come in, the man's interventions become more impassioned, eventually turning them into a mob, who form around Dante angry that he is "selling death", and begin calling him a "cancer merchant". After Dante is assaulted with cigarettes, his girlfriend Veronica Loughran enters, acting quickly and calming the crowd by spraying them with a fire extinguisher. After a conversation, it is revealed that the agitator was a representative for a chewing gum company, and was stirring up the smokers with intent on selling more gum.
Later, Dante and Veronica have a conversation regarding Dante's current disposition, as he seems to be in a rut but has no motivation to change. After the conversation, a customer arrives who is an old boyfriend of Veronica's, Willam "Snowball" Black (known as such for his enjoyment of his own semen being passed back into his mouth after fellatio a. Fellatio, also called fellation, is Oral sex performed upon the Penis. k. a. snowballing). It is revealed that Veronica has, throughout her life, performed fellatio on 36 men other than Dante, which makes him furious, considering Veronica hit him previously for admitting to having sex with twelve different women.
Dante's fellow clerk, Randal Graves, who works at the neighboring video store, shows up late once again. Dante finds out from Randal that his unfaithful ex-girlfriend Caitlin Bree is to be married to an Asian design major, much to Dante's disdain. Caitlin Bree is a fictional character in writer/director Kevin Smith 's Clerks As they pass time during the day they converse about many things, such as if the contractors working on the second Death Star when it was destroyed at the end of Return of the Jedi were innocent victims or not. The Death Star is a Fictional Space station and Superweapon appearing in the Star Wars movies and expanded universe. Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi is a 1983 Space opera Film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas
Dante eventually learns that his boss is in Vermont, and no one is going to relieve him at noon as promised. He convinces his friends to play hockey on the store roof, and closes down the store, leaving a sign on the door explaining, "Store Closed. Will Re-open After 1st Period. " Twelve minutes into the game an irate customer shoots their only ball off the roof and into a gutter. The two reopen the store and Dante finds out another of his ex-girlfriends has died and her memorial service is today. Randal talks him into closing the store again and going to the wake. The audience does not see what happened inside the house containing the memorial service, simply seeing them go in, time pass, a woman scream and the two run out (it should be noted that due to an unfilmed scene inside the house being animated for the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD, it is now known that while at the memorial Randal accidentally knocks over her coffin after trying to retrieve keys that are dropped in as an accident, and the body falls out). They rush back and when they return to the store, Randal asks to borrow Dante's car to rent a film from another video store (despite the fact that he works in a video store, he knows the other one is better).
While on duty, a fitness trainer enters the store, and criticizes Dante's body size, and observes that he's out of shape, even asking a customer for her opinion. It turns out the three actually attended high school together, and the two customers reveal that even they knew of Caitlin's infidelity, although Dante was oblivious. During the conversation, another man enters, and questions Dante about where he was earlier in the day, then serves Dante a summons. It turns out the man is there to serve Dante a $500 fine for selling cigarettes to a four-year-old, even though it was Randal who actually sold the cigarettes.
After the trainer, girl, and health department rep. leave, Dante is surprised by a visit from Caitlin. After some banter Dante becomes torn between her and Veronica. Dante finally decides he will go on a date with Caitlin and drives home to change, after Randal returns. When Dante returns he discovers Caitlin has had sex with a dead man in the bathroom mistaking him for Dante (the man had earlier entered the bathroom with a pornographic magazine and collapsed with a heart attack). In severe shock, Caitlin is taken away in an ambulance, along with the corpse she recently fornicated with. Afterwords, Jay and Silent Bob enter the store. Jay invites Dante to come to party with them, but Dante refuses. Jay, frustrated, leaves. Silent Bob, who knows about Dante's predicament, stays behind. He then says to Dante, his only line in the movie, "You know, there's a million fine-looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you. " It is then that Dante realizes that he loves Veronica. Later, Veronica comes into the Quick Stop and yells at Dante after Randal tells her he was in love with Caitlin. The two, Dante and Randal, get into a huge fight then reconcile. The film ends with Randal walking out of the store before briefly returning to toss Dante's sign at him stating, "You're closed!"
The events of Julie Dwyer's wake were scripted by Smith, but unfilmed due to the probable cost of producing the scene. For the tenth anniversary Clerks X DVD release, the scene was produced using an animation style similar to that of Clerks: The Animated Series. The "lost scene" was also presented in comic book form of the Clerks comic book series, with the title of "The Lost Scene". A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative
Dante and Randal, after hearing of the death of Dante's former high school flame Julie Dwyer, go to her wake. Dante Hicks is a Fictional character in writer/director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, played by Brian O'Halloran. Randal Graves is a Fictional character in director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, portrayed by Jeff Anderson. This is a list of fictional minor characters from Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse films and television series At the wake, Randal picks up some death cards from a table and discusses collecting them like baseball cards. A baseball card is a type of Trading card relating to baseball usually printed on some type of Paper stock or card stock Dante also runs into another former high school classmate, Alyssa Jones. Alyssa Jones is a Fictional character in Kevin Smith 's " View Askewniverse " films Alyssa tells Dante that she was going to see Julie's appearance on Truth or Date (see Mallrats) before she learned of her death. Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second to be set in Smith's " View Askewniverse " series Randal walks over to the two and greets Alyssa with "Hey, 'Finger Cuffs'!", prompting her to angrily storm off.
As Dante and Randal wait in line to see Julie Dwyer's casket, Dante recalls the time he and Julie were caught having sex by her parents. This is a list of fictional minor characters from Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse films and television series When the two arrive at the casket, they question the choice of Julie's funeral clothing (a tube top), and Randal decides he's bored and wants to go to the car. A tube top ( British: boob tube) is a Shoulderless Sleeveless "tube" that wraps the Torso (not reaching higher than the Dante throws him the keys, but Randal misses the catch and the keys fall into Julie's pants. Dante reaches into the pants to find the keys while Randal rubs his shoulders, making it seem like Dante's upset. Julie's father pushes Randal out of the way and, after seeing Dante's actions, pounces on him. Randal is then pushed by Mrs. Dwyer and bumps into Julie's casket, which topples over, as does Julie's body. Randal catches the keys as they fly into the air, and he and Dante run out abruptly.
An alternate ending was written for the film, but was removed after Clerks shown at a film festival and viewers commented that it was too sad and violent. After Randal leaves the store in the ending, Dante goes back behind the counter. Randal Graves is a Fictional character in director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, portrayed by Jeff Anderson. Dante Hicks is a Fictional character in writer/director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, played by Brian O'Halloran. The camera perspective switches to the perspective of a man entering the store. Dante apologizes and says that the store is closed. The man then pulls out a gun and fires it, presumably killing Dante. He walks behind the counter and fills a folder with money from the cash register. After he leaves, the camera focuses on Dante's body, blood dripping down his hands, and the movie ends.
The film is in black-and-white and roughly edited due to a very modest budget of US$27,575. Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor comic book artist and comic book store proprietor Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968) is an American actress who has appeared in over 30 Films She is perhaps best known Alyssa Jones is a Fictional character in Kevin Smith 's " View Askewniverse " films Black-and-white is a number of Monochrome forms in Visual arts. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been To acquire the funds for the film, Smith sold a large proportion of his extensive comic book collection in 1993, maxed out eight to ten credit cards with $2000 limits, dipped into a portion of funds set aside for his college education and spent insurance money awarded for a car he and Jason Mewes lost in a flood. Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2 1970 is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Actor and Comic book writer  The film was shot in 21 straight days (with two "pick-up" days). Originally, Smith wrote the role of Randal Graves for himself, but after realizing he could not write, direct, work in the store, and take a starring role at the same time, he cast himself in the smaller role of Silent Bob and began searching for someone to play Randal. Randal Graves is a Fictional character in director Kevin Smith 's View Askewniverse, portrayed by Jeff Anderson. According to Smith's commentary on the DVD, this is why Randal has the best lines.
A Quick Stop convenience store (located at 58 N. Leonard Avenue in Leonardo, New Jersey) where Smith worked was the primary setting for the film. Leonardo is a Census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He was only allowed to film in the store at night while it was closed (from 10:30 p. m. to 5:30 a. m. ). This is why in the film "someone jammed gum in the locks" and the steel shutters had to remain closed; otherwise, it would seem odd that it was dark outside during all the daytime scenes. A window shutter is a solid and stable Window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails (top center and bottom Because Smith was working at Quick Stop during the day and shooting the film at night, he slept no more than an hour a day. By the end of the 21 day shoot, Smith was unable to stay awake while some of the most climactic scenes of the film were shot.
Several members of Smith's family played roles in the film due to budget constraints. When Dante is discussing the "Milk Maids", the shopper shown is Smith's mother and the customer whose job it is to "manually masturbate caged animals for artificial insemination" is played by Smith's sister, Virginia. Several of Smith's childhood friends also play roles in the film. Walt Flanagan plays four roles in this film: The "Woolen Cap Smoker" in the beginning (which he reprises in Clerks II), the famous "Egg Man", the "Offended Customer" (during the "jizz mopper" scene) and the "Cat Admiring Bitter Customer,". Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor comic book artist and comic book store proprietor Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse Walt never intended to play this many roles (Smith would often, in jest, refer to Flanagan as "the Lon Chaney of the '90s"). Lon Chaney ( April 1 1883 &ndash August 26 1930) nicknamed " The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American As one of Smith's friends who was present often during filming as either extra help or just moral support, it fell to Walt to play these characters when the actors Smith originally got to play them just didn't show up.
Dante's beard changes throughout the film because Smith asked Brian O'Halloran to shave his goatee before filming started. After seeing what O'Halloran looked like without it, Smith told him to grow it back. Thus, the scenes earlier in the shoot show a thinner beard, while later ones show Dante with a thicker goatee, as it had longer to grow back.
In the scene where Randal lists the names of the porno movies he needs to order, he and the Happy Scrappy Hero Pup lady are not actually in the room at the same time. Jeff Anderson refused to read the list of porno films in front of her, and particularly in front of the child (although the reaction shots of the Happy Scrappy Hero Pup lady were obtained by a crew member reading the same list to her). In fact, Anderson also felt uncomfortable about knowing his mother would watch the film and hear the list and he, embarrassed, gave the list back to Smith to cut it down - mere seconds before shooting, Smith passed the list back to Anderson with a few more added for good measure. The young girl in this scene is Ashley Pereira, niece of Vincent Pereira (Director of "A Better Place" and "resident View Askew historian").
The original ending for the film was meant to continue from when Randal throws Dante's "I Assure You, We're Open" sign to him. After Randal leaves, Dante proceeds to count out the register and does not notice another person entering the store. Upon informing the latecomer that the store is no longer open, the customer shoots Dante, killing him. Afterwards, he makes off with the money from the cash register. The sequence ends with Dante's dead face looking off past the camera; after the credits roll, a customer (played by Smith, with his beard shaved off) comes into the store, sees no one around (Dante is lying behind the counter) and steals some cigarettes. The depressing ending was criticized by Smith's mentors Bob Hawk and John Pierson after its first screening at the Independent Feature Film Market, and it was under Pierson's advice that Smith cut the ending short, deleting Dante's death and ending the movie with Randal's departure. Fans have since analyzed the death of Dante as an homage to The Empire Strikes Back, which is discussed earlier in the film as Dante's favorite Star Wars movie because "it ended on such a down note". Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 Space opera Film directed by Irvin Kershner. Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded However, Dante is noted to have personally disliked the ending. Deleted scenes from the extended cut of the film also implied that the killer would never be caught, as Randal disconnects the security cameras earlier in the day. Smith said it concluded this way because he "didn't know how to end a film. " Both versions are available in Clerks. X, the tenth anniversary special edition; the lost ending itself was among the extras on the 1995 Laserdisc and the 1999 DVD release; in his commentary on the 1999 DVD, Smith states that had he kept the original ending, there would have likely been no further View Askewniverse films. The culprit in question was played by Smith's cousin John Willyung, who would go on to appear in later Smith films (most notably as "Cohee Lunden" in Chasing Amy). Chasing Amy is a 1997 Romantic comedy - Drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two Comic book artists Holden
The MPAA originally gave Clerks an NC-17 rating, based purely on the film's explicit dialogue — it contains no real violence, and no clearly depicted nudity. The Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system is used in the U This was a financial death sentence, as very few cinemas in the United States will screen NC-17 films. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Miramax hired civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz to appeal the decision; the MPAA relented and re-rated the film with the more commercial "R" rating, without altering a single frame or word. Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American Lawyer, Jurist, and political commentator. 
The film became a surprising success after it was taken by Miramax Films and has made over $3,151,000 gross in the United States despite never playing on more than 100 theater screens in the United States at the same time.  Clerks won the "Award of the Youth" and the "Mercedes-Benz Award" at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, tied with Fresh for the "Filmmakers Trophy" at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards (Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay and Jeff Anderson for Best Debut Performance). The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice, Fresh is a 1994 Crime film written and directed by Boaz Yakin in his film debut and produced by Lawrence Bender The Sundance Film Festival is a Film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE Awards ("Friends of Independents" and presented winners with Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21 1970) is an American film actor best known for being starring as Randal Graves in Clerks  In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Clerks the 16th greatest comedy film of all time and in 2006, British film magazine Empire listed Clerks as the 4th greatest independent film. Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdom 's second best-selling Film Magazine. Empire is a British Film Magazine published Monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. This film is also number 33 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies. Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama
Often the items that the customers are purchasing are strangely and coincidentally relevant to the topics the characters are discussing. For example, the woman who interrupts Dante and Veronica's conversation about oral sex is purchasing Vaseline and rubber gloves. The offended customer in the "Jizz Mopper" scene is purchasing Windex and paper towels. Windex is a Trademark for a Glass and light-duty Hard surface cleaner manufactured since 1933 (currently by S The woman who "manually masturbates animals for artificial insemination" is purchasing jerky.
Because the filmmakers did not want to pay for the rights to use a particular cigarette brand, customers only ask for a "pack of cigarettes". Many fans pass this off by assuming that the Quick Stop only carries one brand of cigarettes. In later Kevin Smith films, notably Clerks II, all cigarettes are from the fictional brand "Nails" and the cigarette pack artwork has a coffin with the cigarettes being the metaphorical 'nails' in the coffin (in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, a poster advertising Nails shows an X-ray of a human lung containing several three-inch nails). Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 film written by directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse This is also a reference to the line "[merchants] sell you nails in your coffin" from a Chewlies gum representative earlier in the film. However, in Clerks, assorted real-world brands are visible (if not particularly distinct) behind the counter.
Clerks was first released on VHS on May 23, 1995. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 On August 30, 1995 a laserdisc version was issued. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Laserdisc (LD is an obsolete Home video disc format and was the first commercial Optical disc storage medium This version features the original letterboxed version of the film, audio commentary by Smith and various cast and crew members, seven deleted scenes from the film, a theatrical trailer and a music video for "Can't Even Tell" performed by Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is an American Alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983.
The first DVD incarnation of the film appeared on June 29, 1999. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The special features for the DVD do not vary from the laserdisc features. It was then released as a 3-disc, tenth anniversary edition set in 2004.
The film was released on UMD (playable on PlayStation Portable) on November 15, 2005. The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP) is a Handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Special features include "Clerks: The Lost Scene", "The Flying Car" and original cast auditions. In the fall of 2006, a new edition of the Clerks DVD appeared in Canada, dubbed the Clerks: Snowball Edition. The new release included a photo of a bikini-clad model on the cover and some of the extra features from the 1999 edition.  It appears Smith was not involved in this release, as he indicated on his official message forum in August 2006 that he was not aware of its release. 
On September 7, 2004, a tenth anniversary edition of Clerks was released. Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The 3-disc set is commonly known as "Clerks. X" as part of the Miramax Collector's Series. The features for this version of the DVD include:
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature
Disc 2: Clerks: The First Cut
Disc 3: Bonus Features
The soundtrack to the film was released on October 11, 1994. Clerks is the 1994 Soundtrack album to the film of the same name. Events 1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) It was composed of various songs by alternative artists and sound clips from the film. It has been noted that Clerks is one of the very few films in which the cost of obtaining the rights to the music used was greater than the production costs for the entire film.
Various title cards are used throughout the film (after the title card for the film's title itself, "Clerks," with the exception of Dante). While some are merely the names of the characters that the ensuing scenes introduce, many of them are long vocabulary words that Smith pulled from a dictionary. Though none of the vocabulary terms are defined in the film, the enhanced trivia track on the Clerks. X DVD defines them as they appear.
On the DVD, the film is split into 18 scenes. Each scene is titled by a corresponding title card with the first being "Dante/Opening Credits" and the last being "End Credits".
Following Clerks, Smith set several more films in the same "world", which he calls the View Askewniverse of overlapping characters and stories. The View Askewniverse is a Fictional universe created by writer/director Kevin Smith, featured in several films comics and a television series it is named for Of all of Smith's films, however, Clerks is the one with the most direct spin-off products.
A pilot for a live action TV series was produced in 1995. It was produced by Disney and Buena Vista Entertainment. Also see general Walt Disney Studios or Buena Vista. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is a motion picture and television feature The pilot only referenced the character names and starred none of the cast from the original film, contained no foul language, did not mention Jay and Silent Bob, and had nothing to do with Kevin Smith, as he was making his second film Mallrats at the time. Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson both auditioned for the role of Dante Hicks (as Anderson's part of Randal from the film had already been filled by former SNL performer Jim Breuer). Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Jim Breuer (born June 21, 1967 in Valley Stream New York) is an American Comedian and actor largely known for his appearance After seeing the result, Smith said that it was terrible, and O'Halloran and Anderson said they were both glad they didn't get the part. .
Clerks: The Animated Series was a short-lived six-episode animated television series of the same name, featuring the same characters and actors. An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer Two episodes aired on the ABC network (a subsidiary of the Disney company, which also owns Miramax, the studio which released many of Smith's films, including Clerks itself) in late May/early June 2000 before vanishing from the lineup altogether. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The Comedy Central network eventually broadcast all six episodes of the series in 2004, as part of its late-night and weekend programming. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming A feature animated film is planned, based on the series, titled Clerks: Sell Out. In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Randal quips to Dante: "If you were funnier than that, ABC wouldn't have cancelled us. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 film written by directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse " This was a reference to the animated series.
Clerks is a series of comics written by Kevin Smith featuring characters from the film. Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" In the series are Clerks: The Comic Book, Clerks: Holiday Special and Clerks: The Lost Scene. Smith has discussed plans for Clerks 1. 5, a comic that would bridge the gap between the original film and its sequel, to be included in a reprint of the Clerks. Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse trade paperback. 
The live-action, feature film sequel to Clerks was released on July 21, 2006. Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith 's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest The working title was The Passion of the Clerks, though the film was released under the title Clerks II. The credits for Dogma stated "Jay and Silent Bob will return in Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin", however, that project "evolved" into Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Dogma is a 1999 Comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon The sequel features Jeff Anderson and Brian O'Halloran reprising their roles as Dante and Randal. The two now work at a Mooby's restaurant after Randal's incompetence resulted in the destruction of the Quick Stop and RST Video. Mooby the Golden Calf is a fictional Children's television character created by Kevin Smith that is featured throughout the View Askewniverse, most notably
During press for Clerks II, Smith briefly discussed the possibility of a Clerks 3. Stating that "if there's ever gonna be a Clerks 3, it would be somewhere down the road in my 40s or 50s, when it might be interesting to check back in on Dante and Randal. But I don't know about Jay and Bob so much, cause at 45, leaning on a wall in front of a convenience store might be a little sad. "  Smith has also jokingly talked about "Clerks 3: In Space. "
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Chasing Amy/Bluntman and Chronic (comic)