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).

DANTE:

Shit.

The register pops open, and a hand extracts a quarter.

CUT TO:

EXT:
CONVENIENCE STORE. MORNING

POV:
NEWSPAPER MACHINE

Through murky glass and thin metal grating, we see DANTE

approach. He stops and drops a quarter in the slot. He pulls

the door down, finally allowing us a clear view as he reaches

toward the camera.

DANTE pulls a stack of newspapers from the Asbury Park Press

vending machine. He struggles to hold them all in one hand

as he lets the door slam shut. He turns to walk away, but

the sound of the quarter dropping into the change slot stops

him. He takes a step back to grab the coin.

CUT TO:

INT:
CONVENIENCE STORE. MORNING

The papers drop into the once-empty rack with a resounding

flop. The quarter drops back into the register drawer.

CUT TO:

EXT:
CONVENIENCE STORE. MORNING

DANTE tries to jam the key into the window shutter lock. He

looks down at it.

DANTE:

Shit!

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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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