Clerks.

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.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
R
Year:
1994
92 min
302 Views


[ Telephone Ringing ]

[ Ringing Continues ]

Hello.

What ?

No, l don't work today.

I'm playing hockey at 2:00.

Why don't you call Randal ?

'Cause I'm fuckin' tired !

I just closed last night.

Jesus.

What time do you think

you're gonna come in, 12:00 ?

Be there by 12:
00 ? Where ?

Swear you'll be there by 12:00

and I'll do it.

[ Slurping ]

MUSIC it's a meaningless end

to the story MUSIC

MUSIC Got no time

for the forgotten glory MUSIC

MUSIC And now just

when l know what I'm after MUSIC

MUSIC it just brings me to laughter MUSIC

- MUSIC Just save up

all your nickels and dimes MUSIC

- [ Engine Starts ]

- MUSIC Let's see what you find

and you know MUSIC

- [ Tires Screeching ]

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Just in case you feel

led astray, hell, yeah MUSIC

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Hear what l say, yeah MUSIC

MUSIC Just save up

all your nickels and dimes MUSIC

MUSIC Let's see what you find

and you know MUSIC

MUSIC I'd just die for a piece

of that pie but MUSIC

MUSIC I'll be glad to just feast

on that pie crust MUSIC

MUSIC And now just

when l know what I'm after MUSIC

- MUSIC it just brings me to laughter MUSIC

- Shit !

MUSIC Just save up

all your nickels and dimes MUSIC

MUSIC Let's see what you find

and you know MUSIC

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Just so glad to be led astray

Hell, yeah MUSIC

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Hear what l say MUSIC

MUSIC Well MUSIC

MUSIC it's a meaningless end

to the story MUSIC

MUSIC Got no time

for the forgotten glory MUSIC

MUSIC And now just

when l know what I'm after MUSIC

MUSIC it just brings me to laughter MUSIC

MUSIC Just save up

all your nickels and dimes MUSIC

MUSIC Let's see what you find

and you know MUSIC

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Just hopin' to be led astray MUSIC

MUSIC Hell, yeah MUSIC

MUSIC I guess I'm livin' day to day MUSIC

MUSIC Hear what l say

Oh, yeah MUSIC

- MUSIC Ooh-hoo MUSICMUSIC

- Thanks. Have a good one.

- Do you mind if l drink this here ?

- Sure. Go ahead.

- You open ?

- Yeah.

- Pack of cigarettes.

- Are you sure ?

- Am l sure about what ?

- Are you sure ?

- About what ?

- Do you really wanna buy

those cigarettes ?

- Are you serious ?

- How long you been smoking ?

- What is this, a poll ?

- How long you been a smoker ?

I don't know.

Since l was about 13.

Thirteen.

Let's see, you're about 19, 20 ?

- Am l right ?

- What in the hell is that ?

That's your lung.

By this time, your lung looks like this.

- You've gotta be shitting me.

- You think I'm shitting you ?

- Here.

- What's this ?

A trach ring.

It's what they install in your throat

when cancer takes your voice box.

-This one came out of a 60-year-old man.

-Oh, God !

He smoked until the day he died.

- Used to put the cigarette

in this and smoke that way.

- Excuse me, but--

This is where you're heading.

Cruddy lung,

smoking through a hole in your throat.

- Do you really want that ?

- lf it's already too late, l guess--

No, it's never too late.

Put the cigarettes back,

and try some gum instead.

- Here. Chewlies gum. Try this.

- it's not the same.

It's cheaper than cigarettes,

and it certainly beats this.

-Oh, Jesus !

-it's a picture of a cancer-ridden lung.

Keep it.

- I'll just take the gum.

- Fifty-five.

You made a very wise choice.

Keep up the good work.

If you're gonna drink that coffee,

I think you oughta take it outside, huh?

I think I'll drink it in here.

Thanks.

If you're gonna drink it in here,

I'd appreciate it

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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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