Clerks II (2006)

While the original “Clerks” film was famously shot in New Jersey, the 2006 sequel, “Clerks II” was largely filmed in Southern California.  The opening scene depicts the Quick Stop Groceries, famous of course for being the central location from the first film, on fire.

LOCATION: 58 Leonard Ave, Leonardo, NJ 07737

Randal, played by Jeff Anderson, lives at this home in Highlands. The home is director Kevin Smith’s actual childhood home. It used to sit at ground level, as seen in the film, but has since been raised due to flood risk in the area.

LOCATION: 21 Jackson St, Highlands, NJ 07732

Much of the film takes place at the fictional Mooby’s fast food restaurant, which was located in Buena Park.  The restaurant was vacant and slated for demolition at the time of filming.  It has since been demolished and replaced by a housing development.

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LOCATION: 8572 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 (demolished)

One behind the scenes remnant of the film which is still standing is the hotel next door.  The production offices were set up within the rooms.

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The police station seen near the end of the film can be found in Highland Park.  The building is no longer an active police station and operates today as a police museum.  The building has been featured in countless films, including “Transformers,” “Gangster Squad” and “National Security,” as well as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

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LOCATION: 6043 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Related articles: Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004), Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008), Red State (2011)

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