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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


| (special edition) | (R-rated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dennis Dugan:  a football referee. See more »


When Judith has a handcuff on her ankle, she apparently puts on a pair of shorts. See more »


Wayne: [when Darren is mourning] You promised Sandy you'd be there. You gave her your word.
Darren: I didn't even talk to her.
Wayne: O.K. I gave her your word.
Darren: Come on Wayne. When are you gonna forget about the idea that i'll go out with Sandy?
Wayne: When you go out with Sandy.
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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 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »


Brown Eyed Girl
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Everclear
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

hilarious (watch the "R" rated version)
5 August 2002 | by (mini-apple) – See all my reviews

I don't know why I expected so very little from this movie (probably that since "American Pie" we've been getting bombarded with really weak rip-offs of the "teen, gross-out" comedy), but I shouldn't have; it's actually a hilarious movie. Jack Black & Steve Zahn are two of the funniest actors working today (and, I guess, Jason Biggs isn't so bad), and they carry this movie. There are so many funny jokes and situations, this movie truly is one of my favorite "stupid" (as opposed to intelligent, I guess) comedies. But please, oh please, if you plan on seeing this, you MUST get the R-rated DVD version, not the PG-13 one that was released in theaters and on most VHS copies. There are so many funny jokes and moments cut out of the PG-13, you'd be doing yourself a disservice. It's still funny, but you miss some good stuff.


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