Clerks

25th Anniversary!

Director: 
Kevin Smith
Year: 
1994
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
92 mins
Cast: 
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti

Snoochie Boochies! In addition to introducing a cringe-worthy new definition for the word “snowball,” the raunchy independent comedy Clerks projected the anxieties of America’s downwardly mobile Generation X onto the screens of arthouse cinemas around the world. As they endured the tedium of life behind a cash register, Dante Hicks and Randal Graves pondered the lack of romantic and vocational direction in their lives. Well, Dante did. Randal just watched Return of the Jedi and mocked customers. The black-and-white indie film, released in 1994, launched the career of writer-director Kevin Smith, who was 23 years old when it was produced, and introduced his iconic characters, Jay and Silent Bob.