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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

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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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Scooping the Money! See more »

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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of one of Jay and Silent Bob's online critic, "Magnolia-Fan", was inspired by a feud on the View Askew website's message board. After Kevin Smith posted a strongly negative review of Magnolia (1999), fans of Paul Thomas Anderson swarmed the board and criticized Smith. See more »

Goofs

During the final shoot-out, the girls empty their magazines (the slides on their guns lock back)... but they continue to fire anyway, with CG muzzle-blasts and all. 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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After the credits, "That Woman" (God) closes the book on the View Askewniverse and prances away. 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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References Loser (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Joe Walsh
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back: 7/10
14 April 2003 | by movieguy1021See all my reviews

For the record, I have not seen Kevin Smith's previous works, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, or Dogma, which, I'm almost positive, affected how I saw the movie, since Smith puts in so many in-jokes and references to his previous movies, I didn't get them, except for the blatantly obvious ones.

Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) hang out in front of a convience store selling weed. When the get a restraining order, they find out that the comic starring their likenesses Bluntman and Chronic is being turned into a Miramax movie. However, they aren't being paid for it, so what to do? Travel cross-country to Hollywood from New Jersey to stop the movie from getting made, what else?

Crude, inappropriate, and extremely funny. If there's ever a movie that you should watch with your drinking friends and not with a date or family, this is the one! It has jokes about genetalia, bodily functions, innuendoes, and more, and I haven't laughed this hard at a movie for a long time. Call me immature, but I like this type of stuff, ones that actually have substance behind the crude jokes (not like Old School).

Mewes was f-ing hilarious, when he f-ing say the f-ing f-word every f-ing word. It has over 230 f-words along in this movie, with the total number of curses probably around 300. I have never heard so many, but I laughed. I'm not ashamed to admit it: Mewes cracked me up, with his stylish arrogance and foul mouth. Smith, who was laconic for almost the entire film, expressed everything with his eyes, which were funny. There were more cameos than a movie of The Simpsons, with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Jamie Kennedy, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Joey Lauren Adams, and many, many more.

There were many pot-shots of American movies. For instance, when Jay and Silent Bob meet a drug dealer played by Tracy Morgan, he says that Miramax accounts for about 75% of his income. Also, everyone on-screen looks at the camera when they mention, `No one would pay to see a Jay and Silent Bob movie,' and when Ben Affleck says that one reason you do a picture is because you owe a friend a favor. As the Bluntman and Chronic movies premieres, someone says, `Well, it was better than Mallrats.'

Are you easily offended? Does the mention of various body parts upset you? If you answered yes to either question, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is not your movie. If you answered no, sit back and enjoy the ride!

My rating: 7/10

Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content.


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