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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

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Sandy
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Coach
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Himself
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Old Man
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Vageet (as Chris Logan)
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Raccoon Woman
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Brett
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Storyline

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

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They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along. See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Characters who are seen or mentioned in "Saving Silverman" and who died before the main events of the movie take place: Wayne's grandmother, Luigi, Joan Snerd, the football referee, Kevin Beckley, and Judith's previous boyfriend. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne and JD try to buy off Judith she gives them 2 and 1/2 minutes. The alarm goes off after only two minutes and 10 seconds See more »

Quotes

Coach Norton: So when are you getting hitched?
J.D.: Actually, I'm not. I'm gay.
Coach Norton: Me too.
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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 »

Connections

References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Holly Holy
Written and Performed by Neil Diamond
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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