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Mallrats (1995)

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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannen Doherty ... Rene
Jeremy London ... TS Quint
Jason Lee ... Brodie
Claire Forlani ... Brandi
Ben Affleck ... Shannon
Joey Lauren Adams ... Gwen
Renée Humphrey ... Tricia (as Renee Humphrey)
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Ethan Suplee ... Willam
Stan Lee ... Stan Lee
Priscilla Barnes ... Ivannah
Michael Rooker ... Svenning
Carol Banker Carol Banker ... Security Guard
Steven Blackwell Steven Blackwell ... Arresting Cop #2
Kyle Boe ... Pull Toy Kid
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Storyline

Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). Written by MTRodaba2468

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Superhero Anatomy! Topless Fortune Telling! Bunny Bashing! And More! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, including sexual dialogue, and for some scenes of sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aylak fareler See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,122,561
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While shopping, Rene Mosier (Shannen Doherty) is seen wearing at least three different outfits. Doherty had a clause in her contract that she could keep everything her character wore, so came up with the plan that her character should wear everything she bought on her shopping trip. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Silent Bob are running from La Fours, they stumble into the loading docks. When Silent Bob pulls out his grappling hook gun, he isn't wearing any gloves. When he and Jay get pulled up, Silent Bob is wearing black gloves. See more »

Quotes

T.S. Quint: [reading the break-up letter that Renee gave Brodie] Woah, she calls you "callow" in here.
Brodie: You say that like it's bad.
T.S. Quint: It means frightened and weak-willed.
Brodie: Really? Shit. That was the only part of the letter I thought was complimentary.
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In the edited for TV version in the US already mentioned, there is also one other difference of note. All references to "stink palming" are removed, and the disgusting nature of the pretzels is explained by the replacement of "They're a bit melty, but man are they tempting!" with "They're a bit moldy, but man are they tempting!" See more »

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You can't go wrong with Kevin Smith!!
30 April 2001 | by kergillianSee all my reviews

Granted, it's weaker than his other three films to date. On the other hand, a weak Kevin Smith movie is stronger than a strong film by most other writers/directors. This film is hilarious! It takes mall culture to a higher level! A good contrast to Richard Linklater's/Eric Bogosian's Suburbia, though it's better than Suburbia in most ways. Many of the pop culture refs and the satire of young adult life make this film even cooler! And how the hell did he get Stan Lee to appear? (And he was surprisingly really good!)

This is Shannen Doherty's best role (mainly because she's hardly ever on screen;), Jason Lee's best role, and Jeremy London's best role (not to be confused with twin brother Jason who was the awesome Randall Pink Floyd in Dazed and Confused...though Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams were both in Dazed as well...)

Look for an amusing role played by Ethan Suplee (Seth in American History X)

Overall: this film just plain rocks! It's got great quirky writing, great direction, solid acting, a three-nippled topless clairvoyant, a hilarious love connection parody, a 15 year old nympho (played by the amusing Claire Forlani), Stan Lee...what more could one ask for?? It's not his best, it has flaws, but it's still classic Smith! An easy 7/10!


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