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


2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR 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


| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:



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 »


When Wayne and JD are showing Darren their graph on the dock, Wayne claims that their "fun level" has dropped to eight. Yet when Wayne is pointing this out, he points above the ten line. Eight would, rather obviously, be below this line. See more »


Coach Norton: By the way, did you boys take care of that bitch that was gonna marry Silverman?
Wayne: Uhh yeah, yeah we snuffed that broad just like ya said
Coach Norton: Good, how'd ya do it?
Wayne: We um...
J.D.: Ate her...
Coach Norton: You ate her?
Wayne: Yea, we ate her
J.D.: Alive
Coach Norton: My hat goes off to you, you boys are smart, that's the perfect crime.
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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 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Funniest Movie of The Century
3 February 2001 | by (Howell, NJ) – See all my reviews

Hey, the century just started, I'll say it's the funniest movie of the century because, so far, it is.

I haven't laughed so hard since 1995's The Nutty Professor.

Jack Black is paired up with the only other person I've seen with the same incredible comic timing that he has, in Steve Zahn. Zahn steals the show in this movie, with everything he does being absolutely hilarious. The coon scene near the beginning was great, and I liked how his character ended up in the end.

Also, R. Lee Ermey was a nice surprise. He's done comic roles before, but this was beyond anything he's ever done, his only better performance being in Full Metal Jacket.

By the way, Neil Diamond is the man!

This movie is great. Go see it... NOW!

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