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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:
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Old Man
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Esme Lambert ...
Raccoon Woman
Tony Parsons ...
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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

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early in the movie, the Silverman character (Jason Biggs) mentions the TV series "Matlock" (1986-1995). "Matlock" was produced by the Fred Silverman Company. See more »


When Wayne shoots the mother raccoon, it shows her lying on her left side with the dart in her right leg. The next time she is shown, she's lying on her right side and the dart is in her left leg. See more »


Coach Norton: What is it that I always said?
J.D.Wayne: If you can dream it, you can do it.
Coach Norton: Exactly! You have the dream. All you need to do is turn it into reality.
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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 VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 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

Come on now yaaahaaa!
24 May 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Jack Black and Steve gotta love them.

This film is just about as stupid as you could possible imagine. The story line is puerile in the extreme. The characterisation is non-existent. The direction lacks any sense of control. And yet....and yet this is the funniest film i have seen since There's Something About Mary.

Jack Black and Steve Zahn are two of the best comedic actors in the business today. It seems to me that, precisely because of Dugan's lack of control, these two guys gave free rein to all of their improvisational instincts and they save the film from being a complete mess. They are sensational. Jack Black's constant mimicing of Neil Diamond's habit of singing "come on now yaaahaaa" when he does Holly Holy is insidious and sticks in your head long after the film has finished.

Amanda Peet and Amanda Detmer are sex on legs here. Their parts are badly written but who cares when they look this good! Even Neil Diamond shows he is a trouper by showing up for a cameo in a film that, essentially, pokes gentle fun at how uncool his stage persona is perceived to be.

This is just great ...9/10

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