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Chasing Amy (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 April 1997 (USA)
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Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's gay.

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Storyline

A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends since 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy, and with his new girlfriend's very rich past. Written by rsilberman

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Sex is easy. Love is hard. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong graphic sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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4 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Akolouthontas tin Amy  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,446 (USA) (4 April 1997)

Gross:

$12,006,514 (USA) (26 September 1997)
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Trivia

Alyssa Jones's appearance in this film was foreshadowed in Smith's previous film, Clerks. (1994). In that film, we meet her sister, Heather. Alyssa mentions her best friend who "fucked a dead guy in the bathroom," something Caitlin Bree did in the previous film. Holden mentions a sister of hers, who "wrote the book." This other sister, Tricia, appeared in Mallrats (1995). See more »

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When Holden first tells Banky he loves Alyssa, Holden takes a drag on his cigarette and never exhales. He even talks a minute later with no smoke coming out of his mouth. See more »

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[first lines]
Comic Book Writer #1: I don't know. I love Chow Yun Fat. I just don't see him playing Madman.
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Have You Seen Mary
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Written by Vinnie Dombroski (as Vin E.) and Mike Cross
Performed by Sponge
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(Played while Holden and Hooper are at Jack's Music Shoppe)
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Strange, yet his closest to a mainstream movie
7 August 1998 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Chasing Amy is again a look into some strange people's lives. This movie strays a bit from the style of Kevin Smith's first two movies, in that the story seems to play a more important role in the movie. In the past the story was almost irrelevant to the hilariously entertaining dialogue. Not that this dialogue is not strange and entertaining as well, but the story does seem to dominate more. Although I enjoyed Clerks the most, I enjoyed this movie as well. Don't you love how Brian O'Halloran from Clerks (Dante) keeps popping up in all of Kevin Smith's movies!?


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