Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  9 February 2001 (USA)
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A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Armour ...
Old Man
Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert ...
Raccoon Woman
Tony Parsons ...
Brett Armstrong ...


Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun. Written by Matthew Patay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From the director of "Big Daddy". See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Woman  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,411,852 (USA) (9 February 2001)


$872,059 (Germany) (2 November 2001)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (special edition) | (R-rated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the theatrical trailer a pair of blue briefs were digitally painted onto Steve Zahn in one scene because the MPAA said the scene was too revealing for general audiences. See more »


During several of the chase scenes at night, you can see lights from police cars which are, apparently, blocking traffic while the scene is being filmed. See more »


Judith: I don't want your shitty old house or your dead grandmother.
Wayne: I'll throw J.D. in. He doesn't look like much but girls call him the human power tool.
J.D.: It's true!
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Crazy Credits

At the end there is a concert with Neil Diamond and all the actors and the end titles. See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »


Bridal Chorus
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Funniest movie since Dangerfield's 'Back to School'!
9 April 2003 | by (Long Valley NJ) – See all my reviews

Reading the other review, I just had to post the opposing viewpoint. I am a 58-yr-old well-educated woman, so go figure...I just HOWLED at this movie, I had tears running down my face. Haven't laughed this much and so unexpectedly since Rodney Dangerfield's antics in 'Back to School'. The sight gags were dead on, the whole premise of the loser worshippers of N. Diamond was hysterical and milked to perfection, and the send-up of misogyny was perfectly done. Actually, these three hapless fools were just perfectly pathetic and loveable in their own ways. The acting was wonderful....Amanda Peet was wickedly funny, and all three male stars were equally crass and deliciously low-down. Jack Black as usual was unnervingly disgusting and real. Neal Diamond was a wonderful parody of himself, without being condescending...he fit the spirit of the movie to a 'T'. The ending was great, reminiscent of the 'feel good' ending of 'Back to School'. Whenever I feel blue, I watch this movie and just can't help laughing. Maybe it just wasn't British humor (referring to the previous review), but this is FUNNY stuff.

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