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Mallrats [DVD] [Collector's Edition]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Released theatrically in the U.S. on October 20, 1995. The film was shot on location in Minneapolis and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The mall in Eden Prairie was chosen due to its abundance of empty storefronts that director Kevin Smith and crew could convert into their own fake stores. MALLRATS was not a critical success, and Kevin Smith once apologized for making it. However, the film has still achieved a sizeable cult following. MALLRATS is a prequel to CLERKS, which takes place on a Saturday in a neighboring town. T.S. and Brandi break up over the drowning of Julie Dwyer, whose funeral is attended by Dante and Randal in CLERKS. Randal (from CLERKS) and Brodie are cousins. Tricia Jones is the sister of CLERKS's Heather Jones, while game show contestant Gill Hicks is Dante Hicks's cousin (both are played by Brian O'Halloran). Smith intended the films to occupy the same "universe," as is the case among many comic books. The DVD version of the film contains an hour of additional footage, including an alternate beginning. The names Brodie and Quint are references to characters in JAWS. La Fours is a reference to the lawman La Force from BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. Jason Lee (Brodie) is a real-life skateboarding champ. This is his first film. The image on Brodie's t-shirt is of the merged faces of three actors who did not get Jason Lee's role. The character Gwen is named after Guinevere Turner, lead singer of the band Go Fish, who perform in CHASING AMY. Kevin Smith and star Joey Lauren Adams became romantically involved during the filming. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for Sega."--Brodie (Jason Lee), to T.S. (Jeremy London) "I love the smell of commerce in the morning."--Brodie, at the mall "Cookie stand's not part of the food court."--Brodie "Sure it is."--T.S. "The food court is downstairs the cookie stand is upstairs. It's not like we're talking quantum physics here!"--Brodie "The cookie stand is an eatery, an eatery is part of the food court."--T.S. "Bullshit! Eateries that operate within the designated square downstairs qualify as food court, anything operating outside the said designated square is considered an autonomous unit for mid-mall snacking."--Brodie "Fly, fatass, fly!"--Jay (Jason Mewes), to Silent Bob (Kevin Smith)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20019

  • Credits
    Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Joey Adams, Renee Humphrey, Art James
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Lee makes] an impressively charming acting debut..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It's a picture with an innate charm and honesty....MALLRATS is effortlessly engaging in its totally unselfconscious manner and humor..."
    Variety

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