Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 52. Clerks. (1994)
52. Clerks. [DVD] (1994)
Plot: Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) is annoyed to say the least; he has to work on his day off, his girlfriend wants to leave him, his ex-girlfriend is getting married, he needs to go to a hockey game, he has to go to a wake, he has to deal with annoying customers and Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), two annoying drug dealers outside the store.
And he’s getting no help from best friend and next-door video store clerk Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson).
Also Starring: Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan, Lisa Spoonhauer
Written and Directed by: Kevin Smith
Length: 92 min
Gross Revenue: $3,151,130 (USA)
Just Because They Serve You… Doesn’t Mean They Like You. (tagline)
Review: I rented this back when it came out in Sweden. I had no idea who Kevin Smith was or what the movie was about, and when I started watching I immediately shrieked: “Wait, what? Black and White?? Eeeewww…”. Stop. Eject. And back to the video store to rent another movie. I didn’t get my money back.. Which made me hate Clerks.
Well, at least for three years.
Today Kevin Smith is one of my favorite directors.
Dante Hicks: 37! My girlfriend sucked 37 dicks!
Customer with Diapers: In a row?
Yes, I know he has slipped a bit lately. That Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan Cop Out movie really disappointed me. But in his defense, he didn’t write it, which brings me to this movies strength.
And this movie proves it.
Nerdiest Movie Trivia: 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.
Remember when I did a cover of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5? Of course you do, but did you remember it started as a Clerks homage??
PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 53. High Fidelity (2000)
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