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Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 February 2001 (USA)
A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

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Judith
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Coach
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Himself
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Old Man
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Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert ...
Raccoon Woman
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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

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They've sworn to save Silverman. See more »


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

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9 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Evil Woman  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$19,351,569 (USA) (23 March 2001)
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Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer also starred in Boys and Girls (2000) See more »

Goofs

In the bar where Darren first meets Judith, their beer bottles turn between shots so that the bottles are always facing camera with the label and brand showing (obvious product placement). See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References The Jazz Singer (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Butterfly
Written by Bret Mazur, Seth 'Shifty Shellshock' Binzer, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante,
Chad Smith and Flea
Performed by Crazy Town
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Pretty Little Ditty"
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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