Clerks

Clerks (1994)

11 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Randall is watching 'Return of the Jedi' but the sound effects are from 'The Last Starfighter.'

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.

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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: 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.

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.

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Quotes

[Randal reads a newspaper while a customer studies two rental choices.]
Customer: They say so much, but they never tell you if it's any good.
[Randal continues reading, not even ackowledging her.]
Customer: Are either of these any good?
[Randal continues to read.]
Customer: Sir!
Randal: What?
Customer: Are either of these any good?
Randal: I don't watch movies.
Customer: Well, have you heard anything about either of them?
Randal: No.
Customer: You've never heard anybody say anything about either movie?
Randal: I find it's best to stay out of other people's affairs.
[The customer turns around, then turns back with the same two movies.]
Customer: Well, how about these two movies?
[Randal still never looks up.]
Randal: They suck!
Customer: I just held up the same two movies. You're not even paying attention.
Randal: No, I wasn't.
Customer: I don't think your manager would appreciate...
Randal: I don't appreciate your ruse, ma'am.
Customer: I beg your pardon?
Randal: Your ruse. Your cunning attempt to trick me.
Customer: I only pointed out that you weren't paying any attention to what I was saying.
Randal: I hope it feels good.
Customer: You hope what feels good?
Randal: I hope it feels so good to be right. There is nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?
Customer: Well this is the last time I ever rent here...
Randal: You'll be missed.
Customer: Screw you!
[The customer storms out. Randal runs out into the street.]
Randal: Hey you're not allowed to rent here anymore!
Jay: Yeah!

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Mistakes

The "No Shoplifting" sign is gone when Randal sells cigarettes to the girl.

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Trivia

Kevin Smith wrote the part of Jay specifically for Jason Mewes, and based the character almost entirely off of him. Despite it being a 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. They had to turn the camera on, then everyone went into the RST Video so he could dance by himself.

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