The entire movie is about one day at work for two clerks, Dante and Randal, who work at a convenience store and video store respectively. Dante is called in to work at the Quick Stop, even though it's his day off. Randal shows up late for work again, because he's a bit of a slacker. The two stores are next door to each other so Randal is constantly locking up the video store to go talk to Dante. Meanwhile, Dante is constantly thinking about what he should do about his love life. He currently has a beautiful girlfriend, Veronica, who does almost everything for him and who loves him. However, Dante is always thinking about his former girlfriend, Caitlin, who cheated on him in high school. Dante still wants to go with Caitlin but Randal advises him to focus on Veronica and keep the relationship they have. Dante and Randal also enjoy abusing their authority as clerks by closing the stores for their own personal benefits. Meanwhile, Jay and Silent Bob, two drug dealers who like to hang out in front of the Quick Stop, constantly menace the clerks. However, Dante finally comes to his senses about Veronica after things are put into perspective for him by an unexpected source, Silent Bob.
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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