Clerks

Clerks (1994)

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Corrected entry: Isn't it odd that anyone can walk into the store, ask for "a pack of cigarettes", and the clerk behind the counter will know which brand they mean? Surely the store sells more than one brand, and they didn't even come up with fictional cigarette names.

Correction: The only brand of smokes in Smith's "Jersey Trilogy" is NAILS Cigarettes.

Correction: On the DVD commentary, Smith says that they actually built the "Jedi" soundtrack from scratch.

Corrected entry: During the Jay And Silent Bob scene in the beginning, during one of the shots, before Jay talks about the guy who owes him $10, you can see a reflection of a crew member in the window to Silent Bob's left. (00:08:10)

moviemogul

Correction: Jay points to the guy who is reflected in the window and says that he is the one who owes him money. Not a mistake.

Corrected entry: The last sentence in the credits says: "Jay and Silent Bob will appear in Dogma"

Correction: This is not trivia (Especially since Jay and Bob ended up appearing in other movies before Dogma).

Dandude

Corrected entry: The "Funeral Scene" was cut due to budget problems (Only $27,000 to work with). the scene is shown in full in the Clerks comic book, and isn't actually Randal "knocking the coffin over". Dante was once caught giving oral by the parents of the dead girl, Randal complains that he's bored by this party, so Dante gives him the car keys. Randal drops the keys into the coffin and they go down the girl's skirt. The parents catch Dante with his hands down there, trying to find the keys and scream bloody murder at him and chase him out. This scene also features "Fingercuffs" (actually called that by Randall).

Correction: The coffin actually is knocked over by Randall if you look in the comic which I am right now. When Julie's dad sees Dante with his hand in his dead daughter's skirt he lunges at Dante knocking him into Randall, which knocks him into the casket which tips over spilling out Julie's body (this "lost scene" was also later animated for the Clerks X 10th Anniversary DVD).

Corrected entry: When going to the wake, Randall mentions that it is a Saturday, yet in the morning Veronica talks about having classes at Mammoth and tells the cigarette hurlers to "Get out of here, go commute."

Kimberly Fox

Correction: Some colleges do have classes on Saturdays.

Corrected entry: Not a mistake as such, but worth noticing. When Dante and Randal are discussing the pay rate for the "booth cleaners" at adult entertainment centres, a man comes up to them and says that he is very offended with their language and discussion topic, and he will never come back to the Quick Stop store again. If you look at what the man is purchasing, you can see that it is a bottle of window cleaner and a roll of paper towels. Perhaps he works at one of these establishments?

Correction: Or maybe he's cleaning his windows during the weekend. There is no other indication that he works in an adult entertainment center, and with his reaction to the clerks' language, it is highly doubtful.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Veronica enters the store and starts spraying everyone with a fire extinguisher the Chewley's Gum Rep tries to make a run for it. As he heads to the door you can clearly see the fire extinguisher still hanging on the wall near the door Veronica just entered.

Correction: They never show where she got the fire extinguisher from. Most stores have more than one and she could have grabbed one off the back wall.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the gum rep is working up the group of smokers, they throw a massive amount of cigarettes at Dante, yet they ALL were coming in to buy cigarettes? Why would they need to buy some, if they had that many to throw at Dante?

Correction: If you watch the scene carefully you can see that the customers only have 3-4 cigs apiece, which is not really that many.

Corrected entry: They say it's Saturday - why does Veronica have class and a sorority meeting on a Saturday?

Correction: They can happen

Corrected entry: The scene where the old man dies in the bathroom, while pleasuring himself to a dirty magazine, his erection is still in place when he is loaded into the ambulance. A scene later shows Jay sitting on the bumper of the ambulance eating something, and the erection is gone.

Correction: The erection is still there. In a deleted scene, one of the characters put his hat over the erection. The scene is gone, but the hat is still there, covering the, um, member.

Continuity mistake: When Veronica give Dante the lasagna, Dante syas he will be closing the store, but he doesn't find out that he has to close until the next scene.

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Randal Graves: Which did you like better? Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back?
Dante Hicks: Empire.
Randal Graves: Blasphemy!
Dante Hicks: Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that's what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.

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Trivia: Kevin Smith wrote the part of Jay specifically for Jason Mewes, basing the character almost entirely on him. Despite the nearly exact replica of himself, Jason was terrified at having to "act" it out in front of the camera. Kevin gave a months worth of lessons to Jason in how to act like Jason Mewes. They even had to get him drunk before almost every take just so he wouldn't tense up. He was so camera shy that during the scene where Jay and Silent Bob dance there are no crew members around. The crew turned the camera on, then everyone went into the RST Video so he could dance by himself.

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Question: Regarding the scene with the highly offended customer, is the actor deliberately hamming it up, or is he just a bad actor?

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: I think it's a combination of both of those. He's played by Walt Flanagan, who also plays three other characters in the movie. Flanagan was a friend of Kevin Smith who filled in for several roles. He's definitely playing the part a little hammy... but I also think some of his reactions are a little off because it was (obviously) his first film, and he was inexperienced. (Though to be fair, he appeared in similar small roles in several other Smith films, and his acting improved over time).

TedStixon

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