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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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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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Taglines:

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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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

Allison Janney was considered to play the Nun, but she was too busy with The West Wing (1999). So Carrie Fisher was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

When the kids tell Dante and Randal that they heard about their wedding, a boom mic can be seen in the reflection of the Nails Cigarette kiosk behind them, moving back and forth. 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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Crazy Credits

Like Smith's other films, this one closes with a snippet of Jay's dialogue. See more »

Alternate Versions

Kevin Smith's film festival, Vulgarthon 2002, included the deleted scenes which will be shown on the DVD, they include:
  • An ABC joke in the Quick Stop
  • Another appearance by the "Two packs of wraps" kids.
  • A scene in the stash where Brodie interacts with a customer
  • A scene in the stash where Brodie impersonates Jay
  • A Chasing Amy in-joke in Holden's apartement.
  • A scene where Holden shows Jay and Bob a site called donkeyshow.com
  • A cut scene of Jay and Bob on the bus to Hollywood
  • More of Jay with the nun
  • An alternate, filthier take of the Scooby Doo scene
  • An small part in the Mooby fast food joint where Jay reads an E-mail on moviepoopshoot.com
  • More of the scene in the Van where Brent sings
  • A scene between Brent and a CGI created sheep
  • A scene where Jay and Bob try to lean on the wall of the store
  • More of the scene in the store and a scene of Jay singing
  • A small scene of the jewel theifs getting dressed
  • A alteernate introduction to Willenholly
  • More of Willenholly at the scene of the crime
  • More of the news report with Willenholly including a scene at the Stash
  • A scene where Jay talks to hookers in Hollywood
  • More of the scene on the balcony with the girls
  • More of Justice escaping with the diamonds
  • A Mallrats reference on the Scream 3 set
  • A scene where Jay and Bob watch a scene of Daredevil being shot
  • More on the set of Bluntman and Chronic
  • More of Banky and Hopper at the premiere; this scene reveals that Banky is gay and also includes the reappearance of Scott Mosier as the "tracer" guy from Chasing Amy.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

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Brilliant Comedy!
22 April 2005 | by OvercomeSnailSee 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.

Hope this helps. PG


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