It is the second film in the View Askewniverse after 1994's Clerks.
S., and an on-air argument between the three ensues. Jeremy London, an actor with a TV series and a few films to his credit, was cast as T. Shannen Doherty was the most famous cast member after her appearances in several films and the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210.
Affleck, who was a relative unknown at the time, was cast as Shannon Hamilton.
Affleck has also appeared in several of Smith's films since Mallrats. She later dated Smith, and during that time, he wrote the main character in Chasing Amy for her. Mosier was supposed to reprise the role, but Smith and the film's producers were so impressed with Suplee that they cast him, instead.
Several cast members, including Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Joey Lauren Adams, have gone on to work in several other Smith films. turns to his best friend Brodie Bruce (Jason Lee), who has been dumped by his girlfriend Rene (Shannen Doherty), and Brodie suggests the two might find comfort at the local mall. Brodie finds out Rene has begun a relationship with Shannon Hamilton (Affleck), a clothing-store manager who hates Brodie because of his "lack of a shopping agenda." Brodie confronts Rene to find out more about her relationship with Shannon, and the two have sex in an elevator.
Comic-book icon Stan Lee appeared, as did Brian O'Halloran, the star of Smith's breakout feature Clerks. Brodie is later abducted and attacked by Shannon, who intends to have sex with Rene in a "very uncomfortable place".
There are now four more people Smith is looking to get back, including Ben Affleck.