Just Because They Serve You Doesn't Mean They Like You.
( Comedy / Drama )

Clerks Poster

MPAA Rating:
[extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue]

US Runtime: 92 min

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith   [written by]
Producers: Scott Mosier   [Producer]
Kevin Smith   [Producer]
Cinematography: David Klein
Edited by: Scott Mosier
Production Companys: Miramax Films
View Askew Productions


Brian O’Halloran
Jeff Anderson
Marilyn Ghigliotti
Lisa Spoonhauer
Jason Mewes
Kevin Smith
Silent Bob
Scott Mosier
Willam the Idiot Manchild
Scott Schiaffo
Chewlie's Rep
Al Berkowitz
Old Man
Walter Flanagan
Egg Man
Walter Flanagan
Offended Customer
Walter Flanagan
Woolen Cap Smoker
Walter Flanagan
Cat Admiring Bitter Customer
Ed Hapstak
Lee Bendick
#812 Wynarski
David Klein
Hubcap Searching Customer
David Klein
Hunting Cap Smoking Boy
David Klein
Low I.Q. Video Customer
Pattijean Csik
Ken Clark
Administer of Fine
Donna Jeanne
Indecisive Video Customer
Virginia Smith
Caged Animal Masturbator
Betsy Broussard
Dental School Video Customer
Ernest O’Donnell
Kimberly Loughran
Alyssa's Sister Heather
Scott Mosier
Angry Hockey-Playing Customer
Gary Stern
Tabloid Reading Customer
Joe Bagnole
Cat-Shit-Watching Customer
John Henry Westhead
Olaf The Russian Metalhead
Chuck Bickel
Stuck in Chips Can
Leslie Hope
Jay's Lady Friend
Vincent Pereira
Hockie Goalie
Vincent Pereira
Engagement Savvy Customer
Ashley Pereira
'Happy Scrappy' Kid
Erix Infante
Bed Wetting Dad/Cold Coffee Lover
Thomas Burke
Blue Collar Man
Dan Hapstak
Door Tugging Customer
Mitch Cohen
Leaning Against Wall
Matthew Banta
Burner Looking for Weed
Rajiv Thapar
Cut-Off Customer
Ken Clark
Mike Belicose
Customer with Diapers
Jane Kuritz
Customer with Vaseline and Rubber Gloves
Grace Smith
Milk Maid
Dan Hapstak
Angry Mourner
David Klein
Angry Mourner
Scott Mosier
Angry Mourner
Frances Cresci
Little Smoking Girl
Mitch Cohen
Angry Crowd at Door
Sarla Thapar
Angry Crowd at Door
Melissa Crawford
Angry Crowd at Door
Leslie Hope
Angry Crowd at Door
David Klein
Angry Crowd at Door
Brian Drinkwater
Hockey Player
Bob Fisler
Hockey Player
Derek Jaccodine
Hockey Player
Matthew Pereira
Angry Smoking Crowd
Carl Roth
Angry Smoking Crowd
Paul Finn
Angry Smoking Crowd


Ed Hapstak
Ed Hapstak
lighting assistant
Ed Hapstak
still photographer
Ed Hapstak
trouble shooter
David Klein
camera operator
Vincent Pereira
assistant camera
Vincent Pereira
cat wrangler
Vincent Pereira
John Pierson
czar of representation
John Sloss
legal eagle
Joia Speciale
Rajiv Thapar

Miscellaneous Companies:

Hartley, Hal
special thanks
Jarmusch, Jim
special thanks
Lee, Spike
special thanks
Linklater, Richard
special thanks
Mewes, Jason
special thanks
Weinstein, Harvey
special thanks

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$230,000 (USA) (after post-production)
Arriflex 16 SR2
Color Info:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm - blow-up


  • Caitlin Bree: I'm offering you my body and you're offering me semantics.
  • Randal Graves: Melodrama coming from you is about as natural as an oral bowel movement.
  • Dante Hicks: Hey, whatcha rent? "Best of Both Worlds"?
    Randal Graves: Hermaphroditic porn. Starlets with both organs. You should see the box. Beautiful chicks with dicks that put mine to shame.
    Dante Hicks: And you rented this?
    Randal Graves: Hey, I like to expand my horizons.
  • Randal Graves: My mom's been f**kin' a dead guy for 30 years. I call him dad.
  • Randal Graves: Oh, hey Caitlin, break his heart again this time, and I'll kill ya, nothing personal.


  • The VHS cassette of this film is the most stolen video tape in video stores across the USA.
  • Filmed at the same store in which director Kevin Smith was working at the time. As he was only allowed to film outside of business hours, the plot included an explanation for the shutters being always down.
  • 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.
  • The offended customer in the "jizz mopper" scene is buying paper towels and glass cleaner.
  • Silent Bob doesn't inhale when he puffs on his cigarette, because Kevin Smith was an adamant non-smoker. After filming this movie, he became a two-pack-a-day smoker.

Credits Fun:

  • Initial Incompetent Sound Editor ... Scott Mosier
  • Accomplished Sound Editor ... James Von Buelow
  • Boom ... Whoever grabbed the pole
  • Occasional Continuity ... Tara Daust
  • Legal Eagle ... John Sloss
  • Czar of Representation ... John Pierson
  • Wrangling Supervisor: Randal
  • Jay and Silent Bob will return in "Dogma"
  • Jay is heard at the end of the credits, chanting "Noinch, noinch, noinch, shmokin' weed, shmokin' weed, doin' coke, drinkin' beers...".
  • Special Thanks To

    God - Without whom I couldn't have done it
    Mom and Dad - For years of support
    Scott - For acception an invitation to lunch
    John "My Hero" Pierson - For having second thoughts
    Bob Hawk - For having nothing better to do on 10/3/93
    Walt - For a copy of "Darko Knight Returns"
    Ed - For being a little Magpie
    Kristin - For patience, perseverance, and love
    Dave - For all the pretty pictures
    Vincent - For the inspiration
    Jason - For being Jason
    Kim - For seven Years
    Bry - For taking nothing seriously
    Mark "Doctor Love" Tusk - For not giving up
    Virginia - For saying "Be a Filmmaker."
    Brother Don - For always picking up the check
    Mr. and Mrs. Thapar - For being as understanding as parents
    Ann and Andy - for the long-term loan
    Mrs. Lapointe - For the Note
    Harvey Weinstein - For an unforgettable order of potato skins
    and Richard Linklater, Hal Hartley, Spike Lee
    and Jim Jarmusch - For leading the way.
  • "For Uncle Al".

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