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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


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

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Coach's motto to his students, "If you can dream it, you can do it" is actually a quote originally said by Walt Disney. See more »


When Sandy agrees to have dinner with Darren, they go to The Cannery Seafood House. The scene in which Sandy throws Darren into the water was shot just outside the restaurant. Then, after Sandy jumps in to save Darren, they both walk up on the east end of Jericho Beach, near Jericho Tennis Club. The actual distance between the restaurant and Jericho Beach is approximately 8 miles! See more »


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 »


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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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Sexy, seductive, deliciously diabolical, hilarious, and witty film
17 November 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, SAVING SILVERMAN is a sexy, seductive, deliciously diabolical, hilarious, and witty film. Even though I thought that Judith (Amanda Peet) was a beautiful lady, she was a b****! I laughed really hard when Wayne (Steve Zahn) gave Judith a shock in her buttocks. Another part I laughed at was when Wayne gave Darren (Jason Biggs) all those shocks. Those parts were laugh-out-loud funny! When I first saw SAVING SILVERMAN, I was with a friend of mine, and all throughout the movie, my friend and I were rolling. In conclusion, I highly recommend this smash hit to all you Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, or Amanda Peet fans who have not seen it.

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