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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dante Hicks (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
Missy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Shannon Elizabeth, (Justice) came up with the idea for her character to wear glasses because she said that "Justice is blind". See more »


After Jay and Silent Bob get in the Scooby-Doo inspired van, the two outside shots of the van as it's driving are of the exact same stretch of road. See more »


[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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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »


Jungle Love
Written by Prince (as Jamie Starr) and Morris Day
Performed by Morris Day and The Time
Used by permission of Tionna Music/Emancipated Music (ASCAP)
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Brilliant Comedy!
22 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I was first asked by a friend to watch this DVD with her my initial reaction was that it's not for me. Stoner humour is not my normal genre, cheech and chong bored me, as did many other films based around the same sort of thing. When she told me that it was the two goof balls out of Dogma I was even more concerned that I was about to give two hours of my life to trash.

What a change! Kevin Smith has worked a wonder on this film, the quick (if a little predictable) one liners, the skill of the cast, alongside the non stop comedy coming from cameos, often playing parodies of themselves makes it worth buying a copy. The only thing that lets the movie down is it's "art school" look; in places it can look like Smith happens to have some high powered friends that helped to promote this movie and make it the success it was. If you want a light hearted film to watch over and over again, picking up the more subtle gags then it's one for you.

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