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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

R | | Comedy | 17 January 2009 (USA)
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The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night.

Director:

Kevin Heffernan

Writers:

Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Heffernan ... Rich
Jeff Chase ... Anthony
Carla Gallo ... Stacy
Paul Soter ... Dave / Donnie
Michael Yurchak ... Jamie the Line Chef
Nat Faxon ... Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin Jolie Martin ... Waitress
Erik Stolhanske ... Guy
Jay Chandrasekhar ... Nuts
April Bowlby ... Mia
Cobie Smulders ... Tara
Steve Lemme ... Connor
Carrie Clifford ... Patty the Hostess
Will Forte ... Horace the Lone Diner
Rosalie Ward ... Merlot Customer
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Storyline

The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon, now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slammin' Salmon See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,167, 13 December 2009

Gross USA:

$41,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,421
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made during the Writer's Strike of 2007. It was allowed to be filmed since the writers were not in the Writer's Guild. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Guy moves to second place and he exclaims his joy about the prize, next to him Connor is shown picking up a tray of shrimp cocktail. In the very next shot, Connor is shown picking up the same tray again. See more »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: Tell him to let me use the suite for free or I'll shove his ass up his ass!
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Connections

References The Bachelorette (2003) See more »

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Funk if I know
Written by Stephan M. Sechi
Performed by Stephan M. Sechi
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very funny from start to finish
28 March 2010 | by manicman84See all my reviews

The filmography of The Broken Lizard comedy troupe is very much hit-or-miss. Their latest restaurant comedy The Slammin's Salmon is one of the troupe's true wins. Kevin Heffernan directs this heated contest at a high-profile Miami restaurant whose aim is to try to earn sufficient money to save the restaurant being used to pay off a gambling debt. Obviously, The Slammin' Salmon is not going to win any awards for creativity, yet the film has what it counts the most in comedies: it's very funny from start to finish. Similarly to Super Troopers and Beerfest, the humor can be described as situational and while some set-ups result in predictable outcomes, the majority of jokes is quite clever leading to even bigger laughs by the end. The characters are diverse enough to surprise us displaying near-perfect comic timing. Michael Clarke Duncan starring as an overbearing chief is a standout. His performance is so over-the-top that virtually irresistible. I wish every comedy was so immediate and apt in delivering laughs as The Slammin' Salmon. 7.5/10 (B)


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