BUENA PARK, Calif. Director Kevin Smith's sequel to his groundbreaking Clerks
is a coming-of-age story for guys in their 30s who never grew up.
Kevin Smith, left, jokes around with Brian O'Halloran, center, and Jeff Anderson on the set of Clerks II
The Weinstein Co.
The first film, which came out in 1994, was a homemade, grainy, black-and-white chronicle of one slacker's daylong shift of misery at a tiny convenience store that became a cultural touchstone for Generation X and inspired a wave of do-it-yourself filmmakers. Clerks II
, set for release this fall, picks up more than a decade later with the two cashier-jockeys from the 1994 original: sweet-but-stagnated Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and his insult-spewing friend Randal (Jeff Anderson).