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Chasing Amy (1997)

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 a lesbian.

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A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends for 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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Finally, a comedy that tells it like it feels. 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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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Akolouthontas tin Amy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,446, 6 April 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,006,514, 28 September 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Smith: [off-screen grab] When Banky asks whether Alyssa looks at herself in the mirror, Holden grabs him and pulls him from off-camera. See more »

Goofs

Holden's radio mike is visible under his shirt in the CD store when he's talking to Hooper. See more »

Quotes

[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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At the end of the credits, Jay and Silent Bob have a final exchange. See more »

Connections

References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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Jump Start
(1993)
Written by Brian Tighe
Performed by The Hang Ups
Courtesy of Restless Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
(Played during the Holden/Alyssa hanging out montage)
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Strange, yet his closest to a mainstream movie
7 August 1998 | by 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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