Chasing Amy
Sex Is Easy. Love Is Hard.
( Comedy / Drama / Romance )

Chasing Amy Poster

MPAA Rating:
[strong graphic sex-related dialogue‚ language‚ sexuality and drug content]

US Runtime: 111 min

Premiere Date:
Apr 04, 1997   [USA]
Producers: John Pierson   [Executive Producer]
Scott Mosier   [Producer]
Kevin Smith   [Producer]
Robert Hawk   [Associate Producer]
Derrick Tseng   [Line Producer]
Music by David Pirner
Cinematography: David Klein
Edited by: Scott Mosier
Production Company: View Askew Productions


Ben Affleck
Holden McNeil
Joey Lauren Adams
Alyssa Jones
Jason Lee
Banky Edwards
Dwight Ewell
Hooper LaMont
Jason Mewes
Kevin Smith
Silent Bob
Ethan Suplee
Scott Mosier
Casey Affleck
Little Kid
Guinevere Turner
Matt Damon
Exec #2
Alexander Goebbel
Train Kid
Tony Torn
Rebecca Waxman
Paris Petrick
Welker White
Kelli Simpkins
John Willyung
Cohee Lundin
Tse-Mach Washington
Young Black Kid
Kristin Mosier
Virginia Smith
Con Woman
Bryan Johnson
Steve-Dave Pulasti (scenes deleted)
Illeana Douglas
Alyssa's Roommate (scenes deleted)
Walter Flanagan
Walt Grover, the Fanboy (scenes deleted)
Tim Cronin
Record Store Manager (uncredited)
Joe Quesada
Himself (uncredited)
Mike Allred
Himself (uncredited)
Vincent Pereira
Startled Pinball Player (uncredited)


Mike Allred
artwork: Bluntman & Chronic/Chasing Amy
Kelly Baldwin
first assistant camera
Matt Brundage
artwork: Bluntman & Chronic/Chasing Amy
Jay Chandrasekhar
set production assistant
Divine Cox
additional grip
Christopher Cram
office production assistant
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet
additional electrician
Jeremy Graham
rigging electric
Kevin Hackenberg
additional electrician
Monica Hampton
production auditor
Carlo Hart
office production assistant
Takeshi Hattori
third electric
David Hurlburt
set production assistant
Alan Jacobsen
best boy electric
Bryan Johnson
assistant production coordinator
Learan Kahanov
David Klein
camera operator
David Klein
steadicam operator
Brian Lynch
key craft service
John McEnerney
additional grip
Malcolm Murray
additional grip
Jimmy Palmiotti
artwork: "White Hating Coon"
Noëlle Penraat
negative cutter
Vincent Pereira
set production assistant
Paris Petrick
extras casting
Joe Quesada
artwork: "White Hating Coon"
Nat Russell
rigging grip
Bryan W. Strang
craft service assistant
Peter Vietro-Hannum
key grip
Elizabeth Wick
additional electrician
Mike Zittle
set production assistant

Miscellaneous Companies:

Bam Media Services, Inc.
post-production sound services
Gizmo Enterprises, Inc.
Avid editing
Post Perfect, Inc.
Avid editing
REI Media Group
titles and opticals
The Broadway Grill
Weissman / Angelotti

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Arriflex Super 16
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Super 16
Guffanti Film Laboratory, USA/Technicolor East, New York, USA
Sound Mix:
the double-d symbol Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm - Kodak
Printed Film Format:
35 mm - blow-up
Film Length:
3163 m


  • Hooper: Check this s**t. You got cracker farm boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!
    Banky: What's a Nubian?
    Hooper: Shut the f**k up!
  • Banky: Alright, now see this? This is a four-way road, OK? And dead in the center is a crisp, new, hundred dollar bill. Now, at the end of each of these streets are four people, OK? Are you following?
    Holden: Yeah.
    Banky: Good. Over here, we have a male-affectionate, easy to get along with, non-political agenda lesbian. Down here, we have a man-hating, angry as f**k, agenda of rage, bitter dyke. Over here, we got Santa Claus, and up here the Easter Bunny. Which one is going to get to the hundred dollar bill first?
    Holden: What is this supposed to prove?
    Banky: No, I'm serious. This is a serious exercise. It's like an SAT question. Which one is going to get to the hundred dollar bill first? The male-friendly lesbian, the man-hating dyke, Santa Claus, or the Easter bunny?
    Holden: The man-hating dyke.
    Banky: Good. Why?
    Holden: I don't know.
    Banky: Because the other three are figments of your f**king imagination!
  • Banky: I feel a hate crime coming on.
  • Hooper: For years in this industry, whenever an African American character, hero or villain, was introduced - usually by white artists and writers - they got slapped with racist names that singled them out as Negroes. Now, my book, "White-Hating Coon," don't have none of that bullshit. The hero's name is Maleekwa, and he's descended from the black tribe that established the first society on the planet, while all you European...
    Holden: Ah, that's a bunch of horse-shit! Lando Calrissian was a black guy. He got to fly the Millenium Falcon!
    Hooper: Who said that?
    Holden: I did! Lando Calrissian is a strong role-model for the African-American community!
    Hooper: Man, f**k Lando Calrissian! Uncle-Tom nigger!
  • Silent Bob: But, by the time I figured this all out, it was too late; she moved on. And all I had to show for it was some foolish pride which then gave way to regret. She was the girl. I know that now. But, I pushed her away. So I've spent everyday since then chasing Amy. So to speak.


  • Holden and Banky are both characters in J. D. Salinger's novel, "The Catcher in the Rye". (In the novel, "Ed Banky" was a gym teacher who would let students borrow his car so they could make out and have sex with their girlfriends.)
  • The Button on Hooper's jacket during the "black rage" scene says "The Black Man is God."
  • Kevin Smith wrote the script to Chasing Amy inspired by his experience with then girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams.
  • During Hooper's convention speech about racism in science fiction, Star Wars and its sequels are discussed.
  • Carmen Llywelyn who played Kim, Alyssa's lesbian lover, is the wife of star Jason Lee. Joey Lauren Adams who played Alyssa was director Kevin Smith's girlfriend.

Credits Fun:

  • After the end credits, Jay and Silent Bob have a final exchange.
  • Jay and Silent Bob will return in Dogma (we promise)
  • To all the critics that didn't like our last movie: "All is forgiven."
  • The director would like to thank...

    GOD - For all that's come before, all that'll come after, and most importantly, for right now.
    JOEY - For giving me something personal to say. I love you poopie. (First one who laughs gets decked!)
    SCOTT - Master of the Impossible, ying to my yang, heart of my heart... He's my cherry pie.
    BEN - Outstanding. Outstanding, this guy.
    JASON LEE - For kicking it Reynold's style.
    DWIGHT - Hi Duh-Wight.
    JAY - My little Mewes.
    JON GORDON - Why, Why, Why?!?
    MOM & DAD - I know I've got a PG in me somewhere.
    JOHN PIERSON - Guru, Czar, friend.
    DAVE - For the prettiest pictures yet. At bargain basement prices, no less!
    BOB HAWK - For being there from the start, teaching us what makes a movie great, and always doing the dishes.
    HARVEY - Who, like a good parent, gives us money, offers endless moral support, and spanks us when we need spanking (okay... everything but the spanking part).
    MIKE ALLRED - For fulfilling this fanboy's dream. See you in the funny papers.
    THE CAST AND CREW - Who worked for nothing, yet gave everything.
    MATT SEITZ - For the one review that made a difference.
    BRIAN MACKEWICH AND BAM - For the extra mile... and the hundred more that followed.


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