Synopsis: Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He works as a clerk in a small convenience store and is told to come into work on his day off. Dante thinks life is a series of down endings and this day is proving to no different. He reads in the newspaper that his ex-girlfriend Caitlin is getting married. His present girlfriend reveals to have somewhat more experience with sex that he ever imagined. His principal concerns are the hockey game he has that afternoon and the wake for a friend who died. His buddy Randal Graves works as a clerk in the video store next and he hates his job just about as much as Dante hates his.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Kevin Smith
Production: Miramax Films
  5 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

""sell me something that will

stink up my breath and clothes,

- and fry my lungs !""

- [ Dante ] Now, wait a second.

Here comes the speech about how he's

just doing his job by following orders.

Let me tell you

about another group of hate-mongers

that were just following orders.

- Who's that ?

- They were called Nazis !

- Yeah, that's right.

- Friggin' Nazi.

They practically wiped

an entire nation off the Earth,

Like your cigarettes are doing now !

- [ Dante ] l think you'd oughta leave.

- You want me to leave. Why ?

'Cause somebody's telling it like it is,

giving these fine people a wake-up call?

- Yeah.

- No, you're loitering

and causing a disturbance.

I'm a disturbance ?

You're the disturbance, pal.

Here, now l am a customer.

I'm gonna buy some Chewlies gum.

I'm a customer engaged in a discussion

with the other customers.

- That's right.

- Smoke my big fat cock !

He's scared now

'cause he sees the threat we present.

He smells the change is coming !

You definitely are the source

in this area, and we're gonna

shut you down for good !

For good, cancer merchant !

[ Chanting ]

Cancer merchant ! Cancer merchant !

Who's leading this mob ?

[ Coughing ]

That guy.

- [ Coughing Continues ]

- [ Woman ] Freeze !

Let's see some credentials.

Slowly !

- You're a Chewlies gum representative ?

- [ Man ] Chewlies ?

You're stirring up anti-smoking

sentiment to, what, sell more gum ?

Get out of here !

And you people-- Don't you have jobs

to go to ? Get out of here. Go commute.

You oughta be ashamed of yourselves.

A bunch of easily led automatons.

Try thinking for yourselves before you

pelt an innocent man with cigarettes !

[ Coughing, Clears Throat ]

Uh, pack of cigarettes ?

Don't you think you're taking

this a bit too hard ?

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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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