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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  24 August 2001 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Someone is making their life story into a movie, and they haven't been paid. So they're on their way to Hollywood to get even. 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)

Gross:

$89,005 (Brazil) (23 August 2002)
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Trivia

Although Randal and Dante are not the last characters featured in the film, they were the last two characters filmed when production wrapped. Kevin Smith felt at the time of this movie's production, he should end the series with the two characters that started it. Smith has recently reopened the saga of the Askewniverse with Clerks II (2006). See more »

Goofs

After Jay and Silent Bob escape into the sewer pipe in Utah and make it to the end of the line at the dam, two things occur once they climb to the top: 1. There is no water on the other side (mountains can actually be seen), and 2. The background on the waterfall side of the dam is of the mountain face of Pyramid Lake, just north of Castaic, California, named for the way the cut out face looks like a pyramid. This would mean that the pipeline ran all the way from Utah to California and that they made it in the same day on foot. 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

At the start of the film, the title logo includes the words "View Askew", in the same placement as the words "Star Wars" appeared on the title logo for Empire Strikes Back, The (1980). See more »

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References Reindeer Games (2000) See more »

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Kick Some Ass
Written by Luke Esterkyn (as Esterkyn), John McDermott (as McDermott), Greg Gueldner (as Gueldner),
Eric Stock (as Stock)
Performed by Stroke 9
Used by permission of King Nummy Publishing (BMI)
Used courtesy of Universal Records, under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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An awesome "end" to Smith's Jersey series...
7 May 2005 | by (Spring Hill, FL) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. I say this because it is the only movie I have ever laughed out loud at in a theater. I know a lot of people complain because the movie is toilet humor, vulgar language, and sex jokes. But so what? Kevin Smith took on serious topics before, this is his chance to kick back. If you go into this movie expecting to be enlightened, then there is something seriously wrong with you.

In the film, Jay and Silent Bob discover that Miramax will be making a movie based on "Bluntman & Chronic", the comic based on themselves. Soon after discovering the insults people are slinging about the movie on the internet, Jay and Silent Bob head to Hollywood to shut the movie down and protect their "good" names. This movie ties together all of Smith's other Jersey crew films, with appearances by characters from "Clerks" through "Chasing Amy".

While it is true that you won't get all the jokes unless you've seen Smith's other movies, that won't stop a person from enjoying it if they haven't. When I first saw "Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back" in theaters, I had only seen "Dogma" beforehand and I thought it was hilarious. Everyone in this movie puts on an awesome comedic performance, though I think my favorite comes from Will Ferrell as an inept wildlife marshal. If you don't mind some distasteful humor, you've got to see this movie.


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