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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... See more »

  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations.
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Holden McNeil
Banky Edwards
Little Kid
Dwight Ewell ...
Hooper X
Alyssa Jones
Kim (as Carmen Lee)
Jim Hicks - Executive #1
Shawn Oran - Executive #2
Alexander Goebbel ...
Train Kid
Tony Torn ...
Rebecca Waxman ...
Nica (as Kelly Simpkins)
John Willyung ...
Cohee Lundin
Tse-Mach Washington ...
Young Black Kid at Record Store (as Tsemach Washington)
Bystander (as Ernie O'Donnell)
Silent Bob
Kristin Mosier ...
Virginia Smith ...
Con Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Allred ...
Himself (uncredited)
Alyssa's Roommate (uncredited)
'Krazy Joe' Fiore ...
Guy at Hockey Game (uncredited)
Fanboy (uncredited)
Make Out Girl (uncredited)
Robert Hawk ...
Hooper's Lover (uncredited)
Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
John Launder ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Brian Lynch ...
Bryan White (uncredited)
Jeff Millstein ...
Record Store Patron (uncredited)
Vincent Pereira ...
Startled Pinball Player (uncredited)
Himself (uncredited)

Directed by

Kevin Smith

Written by

Kevin Smith ... (written by)

Produced by

Robert Hawk ... associate producer
Scott Mosier ... producer
John Pierson ... executive producer
Derrick Tseng ... line producer

Music by

David Pirner

Cinematography by

David Klein ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Scott Mosier
Kevin Smith

Editorial Department

David Glaser ... assistant editor: avid
Fred Heid ... color timer
Noelle Penraat ... negative cutter (as Noëlle Penraat)
Arnold Shuster ... additional negative cutter

Casting By

Shana Lory

Production Design by

Robert Holtzman ... (as Robert 'Ratface' Holtzman)

Art Direction by

Jim Williams

Set Decoration by

John Carlucci
Susannah McCarthy

Costume Design by

Christopher Del Coro

Makeup Department

Jane Choi ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Kristin Mosier ... hair/makeup assistant

Production Management

Monica Hampton ... post-production manager / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

David Klein ... second unit director
Linda Krantz ... second assistant director
Chip Signore ... second second assistant director (as Stephen 'Chip' Signore)
John M. Tyson ... first assistant director

Art Department

Laura Allred ... artwork: Bluntman & Chronic action sequence
Mike Allred ... artwork: Bluntman & Chronic action sequence
Scott 'Whitey' Anderson ... construction foreman
Mike 'Gold Bond' Baker ... construction coordinator
Kate Bartouldus ... scenic artist (as Kate Bartoldus)
Matt Brundage ... artwork: Bluntman & Chronic action sequence
Howard Chelder ... leadman
Jennifer Cooke ... set dresser
Augusta 'Gussy' Hopkins ... property master
Mitchell Landsman ... scenic artist
Amanda Nanawa ... art department production assistant

Sound Department

Tim J. Carroll ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Gary Funicelli ... foley artist
David Glaser ... foley artist / sound designer / sound editor
Don Hankinson ... foley artist
William Kozy ... production sound mixer
Brian Mackewich ... foley artist / sound designer / supervising adr editor / supervising sound editor
Susan Mackewich ... foley artist
Sean McAuliffe ... foley artist / sound editor
Don Powell ... foley artist
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer (as Dominick 'The Dominator' Tavella)
Joe White ... boom operator (as Joseph White Jr.)

Camera and Electrical Department

Kelly Baldwin ... first assistant camera (as Kelly S. Baldwin)
Lorenzo Bevilaqua ... still photographer
Andrew Blauner ... additional electrician
Eric Boncher ... additional electrician
Jay Chandrasekhar ... additional grip
Divine Cox ... additional grip
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet ... additional electrician (as Raphaelle Gardet)
Jeremy Graham ... rigging electrician
Kevin Hackenberg ... additional electrician
Monica Hampton ... still photographer: opening credit stills
Takeshi Hattori ... third electrician
Alan Jacobsen ... best boy electric
Learan Kahanov ... gaffer (as Learan 'Skippy' Kahanov)
Michele Lee Kirwan ... second assistant camera
David Klein ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Seth Loft ... third grip
Roberto Lopez ... rigging grip
John McEnerney ... additional grip
Malcolm Murray ... additional grip (as M.C. Murray)
Christian O'Reilly ... additional grip
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia ... best boy grip / ice dolly grip
Nat Russell ... rigging grip
Ron Stone ... grip and electrical equipment supplier: R.D. Sparks Inc.
Peter Vietro-Hannum ... key grip
Elizabeth Wick ... additional electrician

Casting Department

Paris Petrick ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Melissa Crawford ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

Ian MacGregor ... location manager
Karen Phillips ... location assistant
David K. Rhee ... location assistant (as David Rhee)

Music Department

Lisa Brown ... music consultant
Jennifer Chouinard ... music clearances
David Glaser ... music editor
Bonnie Greenberg ... music consultant
Brian Mackewich ... music editor
Sean McAuliffe ... music editor
Jill Meyers ... music business affairs

Other crew

Mike Allred ... artwork: Bluntman & Chronic 'Chasing Amy'
Paul Brennan ... legal services: Sloss Law Office
John T. Copeland ... caterer
Christopher Cram ... office production assistant
Nicole Duryea ... set production assistant
Randi Eaton ... office production assistant
Doug Edwards ... office production assistant
Nick Giovannetti ... set production assistant
Shai Halperin ... set production assistant
Monica Hampton ... auditor
Mike Hansen ... set production assistant
Carlo Hart ... office production assistant
David Hurlburt ... set production assistant
Bryan Johnson ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Lynch ... key craft service
Colleen Lynch ... caterer
David McCole ... firearms specialist
Glenn Mobley ... key set production assistant
Gary Muscato ... avid supervisor
Jimmy Palmiotti ... artwork: "White Hating Coon"
Jodi Peikoff ... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Joe Quesada ... artwork: "White Hating Coon"
Lance Rosario ... security: New York
John Sloss ... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Luis R. Soto ... security: New York
Ritamarie Stapleton ... caterer
Devon J. Start ... set production assistant
Bryan W. Strang ... craft service assistant
Peggy Sutton ... script supervisor
Kirk Van Wormer ... artwork: "Idiosyncratic" & "Baby Dave"
Garry Vander Voort ... key office production assistant (as Gary Vander-Voort)
Kyle V. White ... set production assistant
Mike Zittle ... set production assistant (as Mike Zittel)
Neal Bennett ... production assistant (uncredited)
Vincent Pereira ... set production assistant (uncredited)


Brooke Adams ... thanks
Joey Lauren Adams ... the director would like to thank: For giving me something personal to say. I love you poopie. (First one who laughs gets decked!) (as Joey)
Mike Allred ... the director would like to thank: For fulfilling this fanboy's dream. See you in the funny papers.
Jack Anderson ... thanks
Mike Brodzik ... thanks
John Burzichelli ... thanks: Hill Studio (as John Burzachelli)
Mark Cohen ... thanks
Chris Davis ... thanks
Dwight Ewell ... the director would like to thank: Hi Duh-Wight. (as Dwight)
John Gordon ... thanks
Jonathan Gordon ... the director would like to thank: Why, Why, Why?!? (as Jon Gordon)
Robert Hawk ... the director would like to thank: For being there from the start, teaching us what makes a movie great, and always doing the dishes. (as Bob Hawk)
Charles Herzfeld ... thanks (as Charlie Herzfeld)
David Klein ... the director would like to thank: For the prettiest pictures yet. At bargain basement prices, no less! (as Dave)
Jason Lee ... the director would like to thank: For kicking it Reynold's style.
Brian Mackewich ... the director would like to thank: For the extra mile... and the hundred more that followed.
Scott Mosier ... the director would like to thank: Master of the Impossible, ying to my yang, heart of my heart... He's my cherry pie. (as Scott)
Jimmy Palmiotti ... thanks: Event Comics (as Jim Palmiotti)
John Pierson ... the director would like to thank: Guru, Czar, friend.
Scott Purcell ... thanks
Joe Quesada ... thanks: Event Comics
Tony Romano ... thanks
Matt Zoller Seitz ... the director would like to thank: For the one review that made a difference. (as Matt Seitz)
Donald E. Smith ... the director would like to thank: I know I've got a PG in me somewhere. (as Dad)
Grace Smith ... the director would like to thank: I know I've got a PG in me somewhere. (as Mom)
Joe Violante ... thanks (as Joey Violante)
Harvey Weinstein ... the director would like to thank: Who, like a good parent, gives us money, offers endless moral support, and spanks us when we need spanking (okay... everything but the spanking part). (as Harvey)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines It's not who you love. It's how. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Méprise multiple (France)
  • Chasing Amy - Aus, vorbei, nie wieder (Germany)
  • Persiguiendo a Amy (Spain)
  • Perseguint l'Amy (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La otra cara del amor (Argentina)
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  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $250,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,642,402, 20 Apr 1997

Did You Know?

Trivia Kevin Smith wrote the script inspired by his experience with then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams. See more »
Goofs When Holden is walking back to his car shortly after Alyssa leaves him in the rain, the camera crew is reflected in the window slightly to the left of Holden. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Saint/Inventing the Abbotts/Double Team/That Old Feeling/Chasing Amy (1997). See more »
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Crazy Credits Jay and Silent Bob will return in "Dogma" ... (promise). See more »
Quotes Alyssa: Why are we stopping?
Holden: 'Cause I can't take this.
Alyssa: Can't take what?
Holden: I love you.
Alyssa: You love me?
Holden: I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it. I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the-the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is-is-is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can't take this anymore. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't-I can't look into your eyes without feeling that-that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. And I know this will probably queer our friendship - no pun intended - but I had to say it, 'cause I've never felt this way before, and I-I don't care. I like who I am because of it. And if bringing this to light means we can't hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But God, I just, I couldn't allow another day to go by without just getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And, you know, I'll accept that. But I know, I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there's a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. And all I ask, please, is that you just - you just not dismiss that, and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn't another soul on this fucking planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there between you and me. You can't deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I am forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me, which - while I do appreciate it - I'd never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.
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