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Mallrats
Directed by Kevin Smith
Produced by Sean Daniel
James Jacks
Scott Mosier
Written by Kevin Smith
Starring Shannen Doherty
Jeremy London
Jason Lee
Claire Forlani
Ben Affleck
Joey Lauren Adams
Jason Mewes
Rene Humphry
Kevin Smith
and Stan Lee
Music by Ira Newborn
Cinematography Dave Klein
Editing by Paul Dixon
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date(s) October 20, 1995
Running time 94 min.
Language English
Budget $6,100,000
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second to be set in Smith's "View Askewniverse" series of interlocking films set mostly in New Jersey, although the movie was filmed in the Eden Prairie Center Mall, which is located in Minnesota, not New Jersey. As in the other View Askewniverse movies, the characters Jay and Silent Bob figure prominently, and characters and events from other films are discussed. Several cast members, including Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Joey Lauren Adams, have gone on to work in several other Smith films. Comic book icon Stan Lee made a cameo appearance, as did Brian O'Halloran, the star of Smith's breakout feature Clerks. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (508x755, 106 KB) This is a copyrighted poster. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Sean Daniel is a film producer born on the 15 August 1951. ... James Jacks is a film producer who has in recent years produced several high-budget films. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Claire Forlani (born July 1, 1972) is an English actress. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Ira Newborn (1949- ) is an American musician and composer, best known for his work composing motion picture soundtracks. ... Dave Klein (far right) with Scott Mosier (left) and Jim Jacks Dave Klein is a cinematographer best known for working with director Kevin Smith on the films Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and, most recently Clerks II. He also had multiple acting roles in the original Clerks. ... Gramercy Pictures was a major film distributor, a joint venture of Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Universal Pictures. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... The View Askewniverse is a fictional universe created by Kevin Smith, featured in several films, comics and a television series; it is named for Smiths production company, View Askew Productions. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Entrance to Food Court Inside of the Eden Prairie Center after the latest major renovation in 2001 The Eden Prairie Center is a mall located in the heart of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and is owned and operated by General Growth Properties. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ... Clerks. ...


Mallrats was the subject of much critical derision when it was released, with many critics comparing it unfavorably to Smith's first film, Clerks. In his negative review of the film, critic Roger Ebert said "Before Mallrats was released, I chaired a panel that Smith participated in and Kevin Smith cheerfully said he'd be happy to do whatever the studios wanted, if they'd pay for his films. At the time, I thought he was joking." [1] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Kevin Smith responded by apologizing for Mallrats at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards, though he later stated that the apology was made in jest. Nevertheless, the film developed a strong cult following after it was released on video. Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ...

Contents

Plot

T.S. (London) is preparing for a trip to Universal Studios Florida with his girlfriend Brandi (Forlani), during which he plans to propose to her; however, the two have an argument and break up after Brandi tells him she can't go because she's volunteered to fill in as a contestant on Truth or Date, her dad's "cheesy Dating Game rip-off" TV show. T.S. turns to his comic book-loving best friend Brodie (Jason Lee), who has also been dumped by his girlfriend Rene (Shannen Doherty), and Brodie suggests the two might find solace at the local mall. Nanna Juulsgård Andersen is like a indianerhøvding Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Brodie Bruce Brodie Bruce is a fictional character played by Jason Lee in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ...


Brodie and T.S. discover Truth or Date is shooting at the same mall, and ask local ne'er-do-wells Jay and Silent Bob to destroy the show's stage (which they admit they were going to do anyway), a task for which they devise elaborate but ultimately unsuccessful plans. Brodie also finds out Rene is being pursued by his nemesis Shannon Hamilton (Ben Affleck), a clothing store manager who hates Brodie because of his "lack of a shopping agenda," and has nefarious plans for Rene, intending to seduce her and then have sex 'in a very uncomfortable place' with her. A running joke is that this is interpreted as the 'back of a Volkswagen' rather than the anal sex he intends. Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Roman men having anal sex. ...


Between seeking romantic advice from Stan Lee and debating such topics as the sexual proclivities of comic-book characters and the status of a cookie stand located outside the official food court, the two run into various acquaintances, including a sex researcher who happens to be a minor, and a guy who spends all day trying to see the hidden image of a sailboat in a Magic Eye poster. They also run afoul of Brandi's father, who has the mall security guard La Fours (Sven-Ole Thorsen) plant marijuana on their persons so they can be arrested. In addition to helping them escape, Jay and Silent Bob get two of the game show contestants stoned, allowing T.S. and Brodie to replace them on Truth or Date and woo back their respective exes. In many countries such as India, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand a minor is presently defined as a person under the age of 18. ... Magic Eye is a series of books published by N.E. Thing Enterprises (Renamed in 1996 to Magic Eye Inc. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen (born September 24, 1944) is a Danish actor, stuntman, and athlete. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...

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Making Mallrats

How it all Began

After the success of the indie hit Clerks writer/director Kevin Smith and his best friend/producer Scott Mosier began to make their second film. After a screening of Clerks Producer James Jacks approached them to do another movie for Universal Studios. So they set out to make it, after Kevin Smith finished the script they started casting. They cast Jeremy London as T.S., who had done a T.V. series and a few movies at that point. Shannen Doherty was the most famous cast member cast after being in many movies and the wildy popular shows Little House on the Prairie and Beverly Hills 90210. Jason Lee was cast with no other acting experience, and before this movie was a pro skateboarder. He has since appeared in all of Smith's films, and is the Godfather of his child. Since Mallrats, he has gone on to achieve fame on the popular TV show My Name is Earl. They cast Ben Affleck as Shannen Hamilton, who was a relative unknown at the time except for appearing in Dazed and Confused, he has also since appeared in all of Smith's films. Joey Lauren Adams was cast as Gwen Turner, who later dated Smith for a couple years, and who he wrote the part for in Chasing Amy. Ethan Suplee was cast as Willam Black who producer Scott Mosier was supposed to reprise the role of, but Suplee was so good, they cast him as instead. Ethan Suplee later also got cast in My Name is Earl. Jason Mewes was the most trouble to get back as the iconic role of Jay, the studio did not want him to reprise his role that Smith based on him and that he had played in Clerks. Mewes had to audition for the part against Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. This article is about the film. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... James Jacks is a film producer who has in recent years produced several high-budget films. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Jason Lee may refer to: Jason Lee (missionary) (1803–1845), American missionary and pioneer in the Oregon Territory Jason Scott Lee (born 1966), Asian-American film actor Jason Lee (actor) (born 1970), American actor in TV series My Name is Earl, Church of Scientology member, and former professional skateboarder Jason... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... Dazed and Confused is a song by folk singer Jake Holmes from his debut solo album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June, 1967. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American actor featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickeys dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Seth Green (born on February 8, 1974, Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Daniel Oz Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Breckin Erin Meyer[1] (born May 7, 1974) is an American actor and producer. ...


Filming

The cast has said filming the movie was the most enjoyable part of production. They all stayed in the same hotel and would go out drinking after shooting. Ben Affleck said he realized how much fun making a movie could be. And producer James Jacks said it was the most fun he ever had making a movie. Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... James Jacks is a film producer who has in recent years produced several high-budget films. ...


Release

There was much hype about the film, and played extremely well at Comi-Con. However with a poor marketing campaign, and almost no 'name' actors in the film, the film flopped. It only made $2,122,561 at the U.S. box office in total. Critics also dissaproved of the film. It has since developed a cult following over the years, and is considered a 'Cult Hit'. In 2005 a 10th anniversary DVD was released. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Cast

Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Brodie Bruce Brodie Bruce is a fictional character played by Jason Lee in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Claire Forlani (born July 1, 1972) is an English actress. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Renee Humphrey (born January 27, 1975 in San Mateo, California) is an American actress that has appeared in both film and television. ... This is a list of fictional minor characters from Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse films and television series. ... Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama) is an American actor. ... Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American actor featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickeys dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey. ... Willam Black is a character from the View Askewniverse. ... Sven-Ole Thorsen (born September 24, 1944) is a Danish actor, stuntman, and athlete. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... Barnes in the opening credits of Threes Company Priscilla Barnes (born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on December 7, 1955) is an American actress best known for replacing Suzanne Somers (Jenilee Harrison having stepped-in the season before) when Somers finally quit the show Threes Company. ... Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor and comic book store proprietor. ... From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ...

Opening credits sequence

The opening credits sequence features a number of comic book covers based on characters that appear in the film. The covers appear next to a corresponding character parodied in the credits. Many of these covers make references to existing comics. They appear in the film in the following order:

  • Brandi - The Last Babe on Earth (Claire Forlani as Brandi Svenning) — On this cover, Brandi is escaping from what appears to be a shark emerging from molten lava. This is a parody of Kamandi - The Last Boy on Earth.
  • Buttman Adventures (Ben Affleck as Shannon Hamilton) — The logo is a parody of logos for various Batman comics.
  • Gwen13 (Joey Lauren Adams as Gwen Turner) — A parody of Gen¹³. An odd point of detail is that there is an emblem on the character's right shoulder that appears to be a cancelled sign of a penis and adjoined testicles. This seems to be a reference to the scene where she kicks Quint in the groin. Coincidentally, Joey Lauren Adams would portray a lesbian on Kevin Smith's next film, Chasing Amy. This could also be seen as a reference to lesbian actress and screenwriter Guinevere Turner, a friend of director Smith's, who in turn would appear in Chasing Amy as the woman who invites Adams to sing at the club. Art by Adam Hughes.
  • Weapon Sex (Renée Humphrey as Tricia Jones) — A parody of Weapon X, a comic featuring Wolverine of the X-Men series. Various sex toys are seen on the cover while the Tricia character is sporting gloves with claws parodying Wolverine's. The book Boregasm is also featured.
  • The Incredible Bulk (Ethan Suplee as Willam Black) — A parody of The Incredible Hulk. Willam's character is shown crashing through a wall, holding a Magic Eye poster titled "Sailboat". Art by Dave Johnson.
  • Adventures of The Man (Stan Lee as Himself) — A play on "Stan the Man". Stan's feet appear to be similar in design to the Spider-Man costume.
  • Angry Pop Comix (Michael Rooker as Mr. Jared Svenning) — Mr. Svenning is seen as an armor-clad warrior holding the skull of T.S. as Brandi stands in the background, shocked that he has added T.S. to his collection. Art by Ethan Van Sciver.

All of the covers can be viewed at View Askew website here: Mallrats "Comic Toast" Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Mr. ... Highlands is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Jae Lee is a comic book artist known for his work for Marvel Comics on Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Inhumans and The Sentry series. ... Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is an American comic book artist and writer. ... Madman is a comic book series set in one of the many parallel worlds existing in the Multiverse. ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is an American comic book artist and writer. ... Jason Lee may refer to: Jason Lee (missionary) (1803–1845), American missionary and pioneer in the Oregon Territory Jason Scott Lee (born 1966), Asian-American film actor Jason Lee (actor) (born 1970), American actor in TV series My Name is Earl, Church of Scientology member, and former professional skateboarder Jason... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Cover of Danger Girl: Back in Black, by J. Scott Campbell. ... Claire Forlani (born July 1, 1972) is an English actress. ... A legion of intelligent tigers force Kamandi to fight an intelligent gorilla. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Gen¹³ is a fictional superhero team and comic book series originally written by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi and illustrated by J. Scott Campbell. ... Guinevere Turner (May 23, 1968) is an American actress and writer. ... Weapon X is a fictional clandestine government project in the Marvel Universe conducted by the Canadian Governments Department K (and secretly funded by the U.S. government) which turns willing and unwilling beings into living weapons. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, commonly referred to as simply Legends of the Dark Knight is a DC comic book featuring Batman. ... Joseph Joe Quesada (born December 1, 1962), colloquially known as Joe Q, is the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and a comic book writer and artist. ... Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American actor featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickeys dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Barnes in the opening credits of Threes Company Priscilla Barnes (born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on December 7, 1955) is an American actress best known for replacing Suzanne Somers (Jenilee Harrison having stepped-in the season before) when Somers finally quit the show Threes Company. ... The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics flagship superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ... Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama) is an American actor. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #5 as drawn by Van Sciver. ...


DVD

A special edition DVD was released in 1999 including 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen picture & 5.1 Dolby surround sound bonus features included DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Jason Lee may refer to: Jason Lee (missionary) (1803–1845), American missionary and pioneer in the Oregon Territory Jason Scott Lee (born 1966), Asian-American film actor Jason Lee (actor) (born 1970), American actor in TV series My Name is Earl, Church of Scientology member, and former professional skateboarder Jason... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... Build Me Up Buttercup is the name of a song released by The Foundations with Colin Young singing the lead vocals in 1968. ...

The Version That Never Should have Been

In 2005 a tenth anniversary DVD was released. It features an alternate cut of the movie created specifically for the release. Included in the new footage is several different subplots that were cut out from the movie: Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • An alternate opening scene, in which Mr. Svenning hosts a Ball for The Governor of New Jersey. In this scene, T.S. accidentally shoots the Governor on the roof of a school, which ends up costing Mr. Svenning his reputation as well as a big pay raise. This explains the reason why Svenning shows a large dislike for T.S. and why Brandi is so intent on breaking up with him.
  • Included scenes where T.S. also makes it known to Brandi that he proposed to marry her.
  • A new subplot of Brodie showing intentions of wanting to be on television, which explains his surprised look during his appearance on Truth or Date.
  • An extended arrest scene in which La Fours wants to put Brodie and T.S. into jail for an extended period of time, rather than "overnight" when the pair were initially arrested
  • An extended fight scene between Brodie and Shannon Hamilton, in which Hamilton tells Brodie to forget Rene.
  • An extended rant from Mr. Svenning, a result of T.S. making it slip that he intended to propose to Brandi.
  • A scene after the Game Show in which the Mr. Svenning demands to have T.S. and Brodie arrested, but instead he is the one who is arrested. It turns out that since Svenning was the producer was the show, he faces multiple FCC fines for the antics of Brodie on the show.
  • An extended "Where are they now?" ending sequence, in which Mr. Svenning is revealed to finally get a job at the network as a janitor and a shot of Shannon Hamilton screaming after his rape in prison.
  • A scene that showed Tricia Jones flirting and having sex with La Fours in order to distract him from catching Jay and Silent Bob. This explains the final segment in the 'where are they now' ending sequence, showing La Fours kissing Tricia during the book signing.

All the footage for this version can be found on the original mallrats dvd under deleated scenes.


References

  • Various references to the 1975 horror film Jaws can be found throughout Mallrats. The Mallrats character names "Brodie Bruce", "T.S. Quint" are references to the characters "Brody" and "Quint" from Jaws. Bruce was also the name of the shark, and Smith stated that the initials T.S. stands for "The Shark". T.S. had also planned to propose to Brandi at the point "when Jaws pops out of the water" on the Universal Studios tour.
  • The scene between Brodie and Stan Lee has been compared to the scene between Wolfman Jack and Richard Dreyfuss in American Graffiti by many, even a Universal executive at the time. Both scenes are similar, in that a celebrity of some sort (who is played by the celebrity himself) gives advice to a young man who has girl trouble.
  • The character LaFours is a nod to the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, in which a man by the same name leads a posse that is chasing the titular characters. He is identifiable in both films due to his trademark straw hat.
  • As referenced in the credits, Kevin Smith is a John Landis fan. During the scene when Brodie and Rene are having sex in the elevator, while everyone waits outside, the same elevator music playing that is in Landis' movie The Blues Brothers is heard. It is heard while Jake and Elwood are on the elevator going to the Cook County Assessment Office.
  • The jacket that Renee is seen wearing in the film says "Degrassi" on the back. This is a reference to Degrassi Junior High, a Canadian drama Kevin Smith watches. He and Jason Mewes (Jay) would later star in a three episode arc. The DVD for these three episodes is Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi.
  • In the scene where Rene tells Jay and Silent Bob to go help T.S. and Brodie, Willam (who's focusing on the Magic Eye) turns to Rene and says "Brenda?", which is a reference to Shannen's character in Beverly Hills 90210. Rene snarls, "Dick!" and shoves Willam, then storms off. His line was improvised.

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Links to Smith's other films

  • In Clerks: The Lost Scene it is revealed that Mallrats takes place one day before Clerks.
  • At the U.S. Route 1 Flea Market ("Dirt Mall"), as Brodie is looking through comics and explaining that T.S. used to be a "stand up guy", T.S. tries on a black cap that reads "Clerks.". Standing next to Brodie and T.S. as the hat is tried on is Kristen Mosier, sister of producer Scott Mosier and former girlfriend of Kevin Smith. Smith has also noted on several occasions (including the Mallrats DVD commentary), that Kristen Mosier was the inspiration for Rene Mosier, Shannen Doherty's character. The Clerks. hat in the scene is one of four made during the production of that film by Kristen (the hats can be seen frequently in Clerks. production photos).
  • Ethan Suplee plays Willam Black in this movie, a role originally played by producer Scott Mosier in Clerks.. In the continuity of the View Askewniverse, Kevin Smith refers to this as the "Willam of Two Worlds" phenomenon, in reference to DC Comics's multiple universes.
  • As in his previous film Clerks., Kevin Smith cast his childhood friend Walt Flanagan in multiple roles. In Mallrats he appears as Walt Grover the Fanboy and in an uncredited role as one of Svenning's construction assistants (wearing similar wardrobe to T.S.). Jay also remarks that LaFours is "faster than Walt Flanagan's dog" after he and Silent Bob are chased to the food court.
  • Brodie's house is the same house used as Dante Hicks' residence in Clerks.
  • Trish "The Dish" Jones (Renee Humphrey) is one of the three View Askew series' infamous "Jones sisters" (the others being "Heather Jones" from Clerks. and "Alyssa Jones" from Chasing Amy).
  • Brian O'Halloran, who played main character "Dante Hicks" in Clerks., plays cousin "Gil Hicks", one of the contestant on the Truth or Date game show at the end of the film.
  • In episode 3 of Clerks: The Animated Series the window of the pet store says Gerbils Gerbils Gerbils, just like the pet store in Mallrats. In that same episode Steve-Dave and Fanboy make an appearance.
  • At the end of the film, during the "Where Are They Now" segment, Jay and Silent Bob are shown walking down a highway with an ape, named in the credits as Suzanne (the song played over the credits is Suzanne, by Weezer). This storyline is played out in the Jay and Silent Bob comics and is a major part of the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back plot.
  • The Eden Prarie Mall used in the film actually exists in Minnesota, but in the film exists in New Jersey. The mall is later referenced by Alyssa Jones in Chasing Amy.

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Ties to New Jersey

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Trivia

  • The now dilapidated Bannister Mall in Kansas City, Missouri was originally considered for filming until mall executives objected to content in the film, subsequently refusing to allow the production to be shot there.
  • The film is Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee's first feature.
  • The character Jared Svenning was not originally bald. This was a decision Michael Rooker made while trying to dye his hair gray. Smith approved of the choice, saying Rooker "looked like Lex Luthor".
  • Before the film's release, Smith had ideas for a sequel to be named Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall — (an obvious spoof of "Die Hard in/on a ...," a phrase used to describe action movies after that film's success). Mallrats 2 was scrapped after the first film was a box office failure. Smith has also stated that he had considered a comic book sequel based on the original Mallrats 2 premise. Smith would later be in the fourth Die Hard movie Live Free or Die Hard.
  • There was a scrapped Sega Genesis game based on the movie.[4]
  • The comic collection seen in Brodie's basement is Smith's own collection which he re-purchased after the success of Clerks. It was originally sold to help fund the filming and production of Clerks.
  • In the scene where Brodie is playing as the Hartford Whalers in a video hockey game for the Genesis, the sound effects and gameplay do not match: he is playing the bespoke NHL All-Star Hockey, while the organ music is from EA Sports' seminal NHL series. Smith wanted to use the more popular EA game in the film, as he is a fan of it, but could not due to rights issues and promotional considerations, the NHL series was used.
  • The MagicEye "sailboat" picture is actually a 4 x 3 matrix of geometric shapes consisting of a cross, a circle, a diamond, a star, 4 segmented circles and 4 cones.
  • Kevin Smith had said several times that Seth Green was on standby to play Jay, since several people felt that Mewes either wasn't a good enough actor, or was too drugged up to play his own role. Mewes still remained in his role at Smith's insistence, although he admittedly had a rather nasty substance problem.
  • During casting, Seth Green and Breckin Meyer were considered for the role of Jay while Jennifer Love Hewitt and Reese Witherspoon auditioned for the role of Trisha Jones.
  • When Stan Lee and Brodie are talking on the balcony, Brodie shakes Stan Lee's hand with his "Stinkpalm."
  • Some print advertisements for the film featured a 3D stereogram, an in joke.
  • The definition of "callow" given in the film, that it means "frightened and weak willed" is incorrect. "Callow" is a synonym for immaturity and inexperience.
  • The shirt Brodie wears throughout most of the movie is actually a morphed image combining the headshots of 3 actors who auditioned for the role, but didn't get the part.
  • The Coen brothers were filming Fargo at the same time and near where Mallrats was being filmed.
  • Both Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano auditioned for the part of Rene Moiser.
  • T.S. and Brandi get married in Universal Studios Hollywood even though they had planned to visit Universal Studios Florida. They stand on a boat in the Jaws portion of the Backlot Tram Tour in Universal Studios Hollywood.

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References

  1. ^ New Jersey and "Mallrats" -- perfect together?, The Record (Bergen County), October 15, 1995

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External links

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