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


They swore nothing would come between them. Then evil walked in the door See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:







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


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer also starred in Boys and Girls (2000) See more »


When Sandy and Wayne are outside the adult store, the signs change behind Sandy between shots. See more »


J.D.: Hey Sandy! It's me, JD, I went to high school with you, remember?
Sandy: Um, no I don't think I recall...
J.D.: Yeah, c'mon. Remember? I went to prom with a tux painted on my naked body?
Sandy: Um...
J.D.: Yeah! And then I spilled punch on myself and everyone could see my dong?
Sandy: No, JD, I really...
J.D.: Oh yeah! We had chemistry together and I tried to light a fart with the Bunsen burner and I ended up singeing my balls... still can't grow hair on my left nut. Sucks.
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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 Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


I Believe In Happy Endings
Written and Performed by Neil Diamond
Produced by Peter Asher
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

good comedy
15 February 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

some people of course will dislike this movie for various reasons. Saving silverman isnt going to win an oscar but its not the goal of the film to be a possible best picture candidate. Its goal is to be hilarious and in my opinion it fulfilled that goal. I actually didnt have very high expectations of the film going into it but I found it much more entertaining than i had thought. Jack Black was especially hilarious. If you have a good sense of humor you wont be disappointed by this film.

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