Film director Kevin Smith, aka "Silent Bob," speaksby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
The slacker event of the year kicks off this weekend with the release of "Clerks II." It's the sequel to the 1994 cult indie hit "Clerks" -- and it's a film director Kevin Smith once thought he could never make.
St. Paul, Minn. — Smth says in its own way, the movie "Clerks," featuring two layabout convenience store workers was just about perfect. Smith says after convincing himself the sequel was a good idea, he had a bigger problem. He had to convince the other stars.
The first "Clerks" followed a day in the life of Dante and Randal, two guys supposedly looking after a grocery store.
Really they were just lolling around, being rude to customers and playing the occasional game of hockey on the roof. They also sparred with Jay and Silent Bob, the two small-time dealers selling dope outside the store.
Kevin Smith says "Clerks II" is very different. He spoke to MPR's Euan Kerr.