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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.

Director:

Kevin Smith

Writers:

Kevin Smith (characters), Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Kevin Smith ... Silent Bob
Ben Affleck ... Holden McNeil / Ben Affleck
Jeff Anderson ... Randal Graves
Brian O'Halloran ... Dante Hicks (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
Shannon Elizabeth ... Justice
Eliza Dushku ... Sissy
Ali Larter ... Chrissy
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Missy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Will Ferrell ... Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
Jason Lee ... Brodie Bruce / Banky Edwards
Judd Nelson ... Sheriff
George Carlin ... Hitchhiker
Carrie Fisher ... Nun
Seann William Scott ... Brent
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

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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Trivia

During the theatrical run of Scary Movie 2 (2001), many people bought tickets for the film simply to see the trailer for this film. After the trailer ran, many moviegoers left the theater. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Silent Bob are running from the security guards from the "Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season" set, Jay has his yellow jacket tied around his waist. But in the next shoot, where they are in the "Scream" set with Shannen Doherty, Jay has his yellow jacket on. 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: YO, ...
[...]
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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 Justice, means "Just kidding". See more »

Alternate Versions

Viewers of the R1 DVD version who choose the French language option see a different version of the opening credits, with French text substituted, though the title of the film remains in English. See more »

Connections

References Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »

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Tube Of Wonderful
Written by David Pirner
Performed by David Pirner
Used by permission of Made To Be Broken Music (ASCAP)
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Kevin Smith delivers the goods in a great finale
16 April 2004 | by grahamclarkeSee all my reviews

Kevin Smith's previous movies always seemed to be something of a mixed bag. Whether ambitious thematically, ("Dogma", "Chasing Amy"), or outright comedy, ("Mallrats"), the movies as a whole were less satisfactory than their many very funny parts. The sporadic appearances of the second string character duo of Jay and Silent Bob were always a welcome event.

The big question was whether this 2001 styled Laurel and Hardy, when promoted to center stage, could carry a movie. The answer much to my surprise was a resounding yes. Smith outdoes himself, producing an exceptional comedy. It's consistently inventive, with surprises, in jokes and many cameos from Smith regulars, all who seem to be genuinely having a ball. Never has irreverence and bad language been done with so much charm.

Those who disliked Smith's previous works would do well to stay away, they are unlikely to be converted. But for fans, Smith really does deliver the goods, in a big way.

I was totally baffled by reading that certain gay groups took offence to this movie. It would seem to me a total misreading as well as a great deficiency in the humor department. Apart from the fact that Smith lampoons all and sundry, it actually struck me as a particularly gay friendly movie. The fact that a gay character sums the movie up as one big gay joke should be taken as a compliment more than anything else.

It's clear that this brings Smith's cycle to a close. He couldn't have wished for a better ending.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

VA5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,018,543, 26 August 2001

Gross USA:

$30,085,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,788,161
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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