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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

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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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Kevin Smith

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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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Taglines:

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 »

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,059,386, 7 October 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, characters are seen coming out of the El Rey after having seen "Bluntman and Chronic", and Jay invites them to the concert across the street. In fact, the El Rey in Los Angeles is a concert venue, not a movie theater, and the performance by Morris Day & The Time was filmed in the El Rey. See more »

Goofs

When Holden is showing Jay and Silent Bob the Movie Poop Shoot forums, on his computer you can see the reflection of silhouetted crew members walking past repeatedly. 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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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 »

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Referenced in Living Will... (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Much Heaven
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Used by permission of Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An awesome "end" to Smith's Jersey series...
7 May 2005 | by brando647See 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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