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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R | | Comedy | 24 August 2001 (USA)
The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic ... Written by Lordship

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Hollywood had it coming See more »

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Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,018,543 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$30,059,386 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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Trivia

Heather Graham was originally offered Shannon Elizabeth's role, but she turned it down because she couldn't figure out why her character would fall in love with Jay. See more »

Goofs

If you look closely at the gun barrel, Marshal Willenholly's gun is actually a light gun. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Silent Bob's Mother: Bobby Boy, stay here while mommy picks up the free cheese, kay? Here, this will keep the sun out of your eyes.
[puts a baseball cap on his head backwards]
Silent Bob's Mother: You be good, now.
[walks in store, then Jay and his Mom arrive]
Jay's Mother: Alright, don't you fuckin' move you little shit machine. Your Momma's going to try to score.
Passerby: What the hell? 'Scuse me. Who's watching these babies?
Jay's Mother: Uh... the fat one's watchin the little one?
Passerby: Oh yeah, nice parenting. Leave 'em out here like that and see what happens.
Jay's Mother: ...
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "Jay and Silent Bob Will Return In...", it now reads, "Jay and Silent Bob have left the building." Then there is a clip of Jay saying "Snoogans" which, he explained to Shannon Elizabeth, means "Just kidding". See more »

Connections

References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Much Heaven
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Used by permission of Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Jay and Silent Bob Go Out With a Whimper
25 August 2001 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

Having seen every Kevin Smith film but MALLRATS, I went in to J & SB SB with fairly high expectations. Coming out of the theatre last night, I was very disappointed with what I had just seen. Some of the gags and spoofs worked, but there were more hits than misses. This movie is especially weak considering that it followed CHASING AMY and DOGMA--2 of the best (and funniest) American films of the past five years.

If this flick was something that Kevin Smith just had to get out of his system, then I'm willing to forgive him. I think he's got a lot more to offer than fart and stoner jokes. There's little proof of that in this film, though. If you're a Smith fan, you can wait for this movie to hit the discount theatres (or video). If you haven't seen any previous KS films, by all means skip J & SB SB. I couldn't imagine a worse intro to the Jersey "trilogy."

Rating: 5/10


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