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JAY AND SILENT BOB
USA: Dimension Films
UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Ben Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Renee Humphrey, James Van Der Beek, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon, Joey Lauren Adams, Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Schwalbach, Tracy Morgan, Scott Mosier, Will Ferrell, Shannen Doherty, Judd Nelson, Mark Hamill, Marc Blucas, Jeff Anderson, Jennifer Smith, Diedrich Bader, Jason Lee, Brian Christopher O'Halloran, Chris Rock, Jules Asner, George Carlin, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Kmetko, Jon Stewart
Director: Kevin Smith
USA: 120 mins
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: R for non-stop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content
UK Certificate: 18 contains frequent very strong language and sex references
USA Release Date: 22 August 2001
UK Release Date: 30 November 2001
In the tradition of the great chase super-comedies of the past, comes a hip, smart, modern version featuring a constant cascade of cameos and irreverent jokes all unfolding on a madcap adventure across the USA. On this road trip, expect a truly wild ride because behind the wheel are Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), the two recurring film characters idolized by independent film fans everywhere for their outrageously funny lack of inhibition,
In the first installment of Kevin Smith's New Jersey Chronicles, CLERKS, Jay and Silent Bob were the beloved characters who stole the show in the sleeper hit. They went on to play the Greek Chorus who surfaced for comic relief in the ongoing series, MALLRATS, CHASING AMY and DOGMA. In the final chapter of the New Jersey Chronicles, Jay and Silent Bob find themselves at the center of a colossal chase from Jersey to California, on a valiant quest to save the "reputations" they think they have and battle the empire known as Hollywood.
Featuring countless cameos from comedians of every generation and style, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK brings back just about every indie actor, major Hollywood star and total unknown who ever appeared in a Kevin Smith film ... and then some. The massive ensemble cast includes Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Will Ferrell, Shannon Elizabeth, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Jon Stewart, Judd Nelson, Tracy Morgan, Shannen Doherty, Marc Blucas, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Steve Kmetko, Jules Asner, Scott Mosier and Jennifer Smith, as well as other surprises.
In the middle of the mayhem are the most hapless funnymen of all - Jay and Silent Bob, who possess a hilarious willingness to say and do just about anything. It all begins when Jay and Silent Bob discover that their old friend, Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), has sold them out. It seems Banky has gone to Hollywood to produce a motion picture based on the comic book about their alter egos, Bluntman & Chronic. The real Jay and Silent Bob are stunned by the news, and then shattered to find out they are being badmouthed on the internet for selling their story.
There's only one shot at saving their slacker reputations: head to Hollywood to sabotage the production. JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK is written and directed by Kevin Smith and produced by Scott Mosier.