Clerks script
Clerks (1994)
Synopsis: 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).

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INT:
HALLWAY. MINUTES LATER

DANTE'S feet are hastily covered. A hand grabs keys from

atop a VCR.

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EXT:
DRIVEWAY. MINUTES LATER

A car backs out of the driveway and speeds down the street.

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EXT:
CONVENIENCE STORE. MORNING

The car pulls up, with a screech. Feet descend to the ground

from the open door. Keys jam into a lock and pop it open.

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DANTE lifts the metal shutter revealing the door. He opens

it and grabs two bundles of papers, throwing them inside the

store.

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INT:
CONVENIENCE STORE. MORNING

A very dark room barely lit by the daylight. Suddenly, the

lights flick on, revealing the glorious interior of the

convenience store. THE CAT looks at DANTE as he passes the

camera quickly. THE PAPER BUNDLE is snapped open with a knife.

Newspapers slam into the appropriate racks. One rack remains

empty. A coffee filter is placed in a metal pot.

Ground coffee follows, and the mix is shoved into place in

the coffeemaker. The switch is flicked and the machine comes

to life. The empty newspaper rack with the heading ASBURY

PARK PRESS seems out of place among all the other stacks of

papers. DANTE rubs his chin and stares, puzzled. He rolls

his eyes as it occurs to him.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author, and podcaster. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy Clerks (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob of stoner duo "Jay & Silent Bob". Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in Smith's follow-up films Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back which were mostly all set in his home state of New Jersey. While not strictly sequential, the films frequently featured crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon described by fans as the "View Askewniverse", named after his production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier. more…

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