Paramount at the Movies Presents: Clerks [R]
Movies | 10/19/2019 | 7:30PM
They’ve worked hard enough. Don’t they deserve their own movie?
Dante and Randal are two retail clerks frustrated by the jobs, the town, and the rut they find themselves stuck in. They usually fill their time clashing with customers and finding increasingly inventive ways to avoid work.
Dante’s exasperation reaches a new high and his morale a new low when he is called in on his day-off and has to put up with a day that includes shoplifters, wakes, break-ups, and debates about Star Wars.
Images courtesy of Park Circus/Miramax
Did you know?
- Kevin Smith, a keen comic book fan, sold a large part of his collection to help fund this film. He has since been able to buy most of them back.
- Kevin Smith worked in the store where they shot the film. They shot for 21 straight nights. He would clock in at 6am and finish at 11pm. They would then shoot till 4am, after which he would try to grab an hour or two’s sleep before getting ready to go back to work.
- Grace Smith who plays the “Milk Maid” in the movie, is Kevin Smith’s mother.
- Kevin Smith originally cast himself as Randal, which is why Randal gets some of the best lines.