Paramount On Screen: Clerks [R]
Movies | 04/29/2024 | 7:30PM
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).
Image credits: Paramount Pictures
Did you know?
- 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.
- 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.
- The “Clerks” logo is made out of letters cut from various magazines and food items. The “C” is from Cosmopolitan Magazine, the “L” is from Life, the “E” is from Rolling Stone, the “R” is from Ruffles potato chips, the “K” is from Clark Bar and the “S” is from a Goobers box.
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