Very loosely based on Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy," Kevin Smith's cult classic "Clerks" takes Dante Hicks -- and us -- on a day trip through the nine circles of hell: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath (Anger), Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery. How much do you remember about Dante's day at the convenience store?
Although he works at a video store, Randal rents his videos at Big Choice Video.
Randal works at the video store next to the Quick Stop, RST Video.
The "I assure you; we're open" sign was needed because someone jammed gum in the window shutter locks. Buncha savages in this town.
Kevin Smith based the character of Dante on himself, and Randal on his friend Bryan Johnson (who worked, for real, at RST Video). But he was originally going to cast himself, not Jeff Anderson, as Randal.
The lights go out at 5:14 p.m. in the Quick Stop bathroom.
The gum rep who stops by the Quick Stop works for the Chewlies gum brand.
Grace Smith, Kevin Smith's mother, makes an appearance as the "Milk Maid" customer at the Quick Stop.
Silent Bob's cousin Olaf is from Moscow. Berzerker!
Dante finds out he won't be leaving early, as his boss is in Vermont.
Walt Flanagan plays all of these characters except for William Black. Scott Mosier plays Willam "Snowball" Black.
Veronica brings Dante lasagna for lunch.
High school, Dante tells Caitlin, is about algebra, bad lunch and infidelity.
Dante is 22 years old. He lives with his parents, in Leonardo, New Jersey.
Julie Dwyer dies from an embolism while doing laps in the YMCA pool.
Randal doesn't want to miss Julie Dwyer's funeral, as he predicts it'll be the social event of the season.
According to Dante, "Empire" had the better ending because it ends on a down note, while "all 'Jedi' had was a bunch of Muppets."
An orange ball is used in the game. One orange ball.
Dante drives a 1976 Buick Century.
While the fruit pies may look like they're Hostess, we assure you at the Quick Stop it's Dave's fruit pies on the shelves.
The number's 812, Wynarski. (Oh, and he wanted to get a movie, too.)
Wynarski accidentally leaves his keys on the counter at the Quick Stop.
Although Randal jokes the cat's name is "Annoying Customer," the cat's real name is Lenin's Tomb.
Among other roles, Vincent Pereira is given special thanks for being the Cat Wrangler.
Although everyone confuses it, Sang is a design major, not a drum major.
While it was technically Randal who was working at the time, Dante is fined for selling cigarettes to a minor.
There goes Randal ... he's a Berzerker! Randal wrangles (or as some fans would say, does "The Randal Strut") out of the convenience store.
In the original version, Dante is shot dead by a robber after he closes the Quick Stop for the night.
Smith was inspired to become a filmmaker after watching Richard Linklater's "Slacker," back in 1991.
Creator Kevin Smith worked at the Quick Stop at 58 Leonard Ave. in Leonardo, New Jersey, which is the convenience store that doubled as Quick Stop in the movie.
Along with maxing out about 10 or so credit cards, Smith used a family donation, his paychecks from the convenience store, and profit from the sale of his comic book collection to gather the $27,575 film budget.
Because of language, "Clerks" was originally classified by the MPAA as an NC-17 movie.
Kevin Smith attended but dropped out of the Vancouver Film School before making "Clerks."
Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, and Richard Linklater are all on Smith's list of thank yous.
Jeff Anderson (Randal) and Lisa Spoonhauer (Caitlin Bree) were married, from 1998 to 1999, after meeting on the set of Clerks.
The "K" in the logo is from a Clark Bar. All told: the "C" is from "Cosmopolitan" magazine; the "L" is from "LIFE"; the "E" comes from "Rolling Stone"; the "R" is from Ruffles potato chips; and, the "S" is from Goobers candy.