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Mallrats (1995)

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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannen Doherty ... Rene
Jeremy London ... TS Quint
Jason Lee ... Brodie
Claire Forlani ... Brandi
Ben Affleck ... Shannon
Joey Lauren Adams ... Gwen
Renée Humphrey ... Tricia (as Renee Humphrey)
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Ethan Suplee ... Willam
Stan Lee ... Stan Lee
Priscilla Barnes ... Ivannah
Michael Rooker ... Svenning
Carol Banker Carol Banker ... Security Guard
Steven Blackwell Steven Blackwell ... Arresting Cop #2
Kyle Boe ... Pull Toy Kid
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Storyline

Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). Written by MTRodaba2468

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Taglines:

Superhero Anatomy! Topless Fortune Telling! Bunny Bashing! And More! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, including sexual dialogue, and for some scenes of sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aylak fareler See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,122,561
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Smith: [Jaws (1975)] T.S. was going to propose to Brandi at Universal Studios "after Jaws popped out of the water". Character names Brodie, Bruce, and Quint are references to the same movie. See more »

Goofs

The ring on Mr. Svenning's finger when he's talking to TS and Brodie in the mall changes hands (it is switched in a deleted scene, but not in the released version of the movie). See more »

Quotes

Brandi: When I walked away, did you make any effort to repair that breach? No, you ran off and cried on the shoulder of Bumble the Boy Wonder over there.
Brodie: Boy Wonder? Hey, I'm all man, lady!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version of the movie the second time Bob burst through Gwen's dressing room she is topless. In the US TV version she is fully clothed. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Best watched with eyes closed?
6 July 2003 | by bradc-2See all my reviews

As most Smith fanboys know, Mallrats has been trashed critically, financially (bad box-office) and by a lot of Smith's own fan-base.

Personally I like it. Even without watching the DVD with commentary by Smith its obvious that this outing was backed by Hollywood, emitting a polish and lack of gloom that his other films don't have and thus gaining flack over its lack of "Indie" look and feel and hammy storyline. Had this film been in black in white, shot using a cheaper production method, or had a less happier ending, it possibly would have fared better with the fans than it did.

Listen to the dialogue though and its soon apparent this is indeed pure Smith. And it shines. The long diatribes about seemingly nothing, the anti-establishment rumblings of Brody (who ironically spends a lot of the film clarifying escalator ettiquite and other mall law), and a bigger involvement of Jay and Bob (but not too much) make this as good, if not better than the other Kevin Smith films and quite possibly my favourite of his.

Its hard to rate this film, you'll either really like it and give it a 10 or tuck into another chocolate pretzel after giving it a 1.


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