Genre: COMEDY / DRAMA
Release Dates: AUGUST 18, 2006
Taglines: They Still Don’t Like You. In Fact, They Like You Even Less.
Production Company: View Askew / Weinstein Company
A calamity at Dante and Randall’s shops sends them looking for new horizons, but they ultimately settle at Mooby’s, a fictional McDonald’s-style fast-food eatery.
At the age of 33, New Jersey mini-mart clerks and best friends Dante Hicks (BRIAN O’HALLORAN) and Randal Graves (JEFF ANDERSON) have it made they work with each other, slack off all day, and get paid for it. But when the local Quick Stop that has been their entire life and livelihood suffers a cataclysm, Dante and Randal have to do the unthinkable: find new minimum-wage jobs. Now, they¹re bringing their rapid-fire one-liners, bad attitudes and unbridled love of fun at the customer¹s expense to Mooby¹s burger joint, where the only other employees are an uber-nerd (TREVOR FERHMAN) and an entirely too sexy manager (ROSARIO DAWSON). But when Dante announces that he’s going to leave Jersey forever and marry Emma Bunting (JENNIFER SCHWALBACH SMITH), his co-workers plan one last send-off that quickly goes awry. As unbridled debates rage over such burning matters as Return of the King v. Return of the Jedi; George Lucas v. Peter Jackson v. Jesus; and how far is too far in every area from teenage sex to "customer relations," Dante has to figure out an even bigger riddle: just how friendship, love, work and having a great time every single day can all come together in one humble adult existence.
Crew: Kevin Smith (director, writer, producer); Laura Greenlee (line producer); Scott Mosier (producer); Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
Cast: Brian O’Halloran as Dante Hicks, Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves, Rosario Dawson as Becky, Jason Mewes as Jay, Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, Trevor Fehrman as Elias, Kevin Weisman, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith as Emma, Ben Affleck as Bartleby, Yasmine Brito as Bank Teller, Walter Flanagan, Marty Kudelka as Dancer, Jason Lee as Vance, Joel Manning as Dancer, Scott Mosier, Caroline A. Rice, Jake Richardson as Teen, Ethan Suplee, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Weisman
Studio: Weinstein Company
Film Fetish trivia:
Also known as The Passion of the Clerks.
Kevin Smith promised his friend Jason Mewes that if he managed to stay off drugs, he would be able to play the character Jay one more time. Smith kept his promise and Mewes is in fact appearing in the film.
Kevin Smith auctioned off a walk on role on the film, to raise funds for the Red Cross to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. The final bid was $16,000 which Smith matched and gave to the charity.