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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Comendo pelas Beiradas 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Eye of the Tiger" was wanted for the closing credits but it was too expensive. They wrote their own "Cry of the Cougar" instead. 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

Guy: What'd you do last night, playboy?
Nuts: I too had a wild night. I made sweet, hot love to an orangutan.
Guy: Really? What'd that smell like?
Nuts: Bananas mostly.
[pauses]
Nuts: Guy, I'm pulling your leg, I did not fuck an orangutan last night.
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Cry of the Cougar
Written by Paul Soter
Performed by Earthcock
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
6 January 2012 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

I love Broken Lizard, and I always end up watching their films multiple times. It will be no different for Slammin' Salmon. The plot is obvious, but it's simply there to set-up some jokes. Heffernan takes a shot at directing and he's talented enough to serve the script. Unlike other Broken Lizard films, the characters have an absolutely equal share of screen-time, there's no obvious protagonist. Cobie Smulders and Michael Clarke Duncan add some extra comedic chops, and it's nice to see some of the supporting regulars around. If you're looking for a strong plot or painful belly laughs, I doubt you'll be satisfied. But, if you like gentler laughs and well strung together sketches. I have a feeling this will be a grower.


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