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


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MPAA Rating:
R
[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
 


Cast:

Ben Affleck
Holden McNeil
Joey Lauren Adams
Alyssa Jones
Jason Lee
Banky Edwards
Dwight Ewell
Hooper LaMont
Jason Mewes
Jay
Kevin Smith
Silent Bob
Ethan Suplee
Fan
Scott Mosier
Collector
Casey Affleck
Little Kid
Guinevere Turner
Singer
Matt Damon
Exec #2
Alexander Goebbel
Train Kid
Tony Torn
Cashier
Rebecca Waxman
Dalia
 
Paris Petrick
Tory
Welker White
Jane
Kelli Simpkins
Nica
John Willyung
Cohee Lundin
Tse-Mach Washington
Young Black Kid
Kristin Mosier
Waitress
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)
 
 

Crew:

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
gaffer
 
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
catering
Weissman / Angelotti
publicity
 
 

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

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Arriflex Super 16
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Super 16
Laboratory:
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

Quotes:

  • 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.
     
  • Banky: This is all going to end badly.
     
  • Banky: I feel a hate crime coming on.
     
  • Silent Bob: [To Holden, who has just revealed his trouble with Alyssa] You're Chasing Amy.
    Holden: [Shocked that Silent Bob has broken his Silence] What? What did you say?
    Silent Bob: You're Chasing Amy.
    Jay: What do you look so shocked for, man, fat bastard does this all the time. He thinks just cause he doesn't say anything, it'll have this huge impact when he does open his f**kin' mouth--
    Silent Bob: Jesus Christ, why don't you shut up? You're always yap-yap-yappin' all the time, you're givin' me a f**kin' headache. [to Holden] I went through something like what you're talkin' 'bout, 'couple years ago, this chick named Amy.
    Jay: When?
    Silent Bob: [annoyed] A couple of years ago?
     
  • 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!
     

Trivia:

  • Joey Lauren Adams wrote the song she sings. It was originally a country song but Kevin Smith requested they pump it up a bit.
     
  • When Holden and Alyssa go skee-balling, there is a coin machine with the name "Gottlieb" on it (a major arcade-game maker). Carl Gottlieb was the co-writer of the Jaws screenplay, favorite film of director Kevin Smith.
     
  • During Hooper's convention speech about racism in science fiction, Star Wars and its sequels are discussed.
     
  • Banky's comic "Baby Dave" is a reference to David Klein, director of photography for Clerks., Mallrats, and Chasing Amy.
     
  • Holden says he attended a school named Hudson - which is the real school that Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes both graduated from.
     

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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