Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Template:Infobox Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is the fifth movie from Kevin Smith, famous for his cult films Clerks. and Mallrats and the more commercially successful films Chasing Amy and Dogma. The title is a take-off on the second Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back.

At the time Smith said that this would be the last of his films to feature Jay and Silent Bob. He has since announced that they will appear in the film Clerks II: Passion of the Clerks. It includes numerous references to Smith's earlier films, including brief appearances by many characters from those films. Actors reprising past roles in Smith films include Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams, and Brian O'Halloran.

This movie is a prime example of the phenomenon of fanservice. While maintaining its own plot, the movie has nearly constant references to past Kevin Smith/Jersey Trilogy movies, contains myriad cameos from actors ranging from George Carlin and Chris Rock to Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, in-jokes, and homages to pop-culture icons, especially the aforementioned Star Wars movies.

The soundtrack to this film features the 2001 Afroman hit, "Because I Got High", whose music video was directed by Kevin Smith and featured the characters Jay and Silent Bob.


Jay and Bob find out that Bluntman & Chronic, the comic book based on their likenesses, have been adapted into a film in production by Miramax Films. Upon learning of the movie, as well as the negative reation the movie has received so far, the two set out on a quest to Hollywood, to prevent the movie from being made and tainting their "good name", or at the very least "get [their] motherf***ing movie check" from the royalties due them.

On the way, they befriend an animal liberation group called the C.L.I.T., consisting of four women and one man they picked up for the cause. It is revealed that the organization is a front; the man (played by Sean William Scott) is a patsy, intended as a diversion by freeing an orangutan from an animal testing laboratory while the girls rob a diamond depository nearby. Jay cons the man into embarassing himself in order to get closer to Justice (played by Shannon Elizabeth), the most compassionate of the women and the one he finds himself smitten with.

Jay and Bob now must stand in as the patsies; a wildlife field marshall (played by Will Ferrell) properly blinded to the diamond heist chases them as they (along with the orangutan) make their way to Hollywood.

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