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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


From the director of "Big Daddy". 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?


In the theatrical trailer a pair of blue briefs were digitally painted onto Steve Zahn in one scene because the MPAA said the scene was too revealing for general audiences. See more »


When Wayne and JD are showing Darren their graph on the dock, Wayne claims that their "fun level" has dropped to eight. Yet when Wayne is pointing this out, he points above the ten line. Eight would, rather obviously, be below this line. See more »


J.D.: Comingtoyaaaahaaaa
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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 »


Stop The Rock
Written by Noko, Ian Hoxley, Trevor Gray and Howard Gray
Performed by Apollo 440 (as Apollo Four Forty)
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

The bitch is back!

Bitch: a malicious, spiteful, or coarse woman. Sound familiar? Whatever the explanation or situation, it is an art form many women have mastered, executed and blamed you for at some point during your life. So why not make a film about it?

Wayne (Zahn), JD (Black) and Darren (Biggs) have been best friends since the fifth grade, but when Darren starts dating the beautiful Judith (Amanda Peet) their friendship begins to crumble - as well as their Neil Diamond tribute band - as Darren becomes pussy-whipped by the evil bitch from hell!

Believing Judith to be a greater enemy than Darth Vader, Wayne and JD kidnap the bitch and fake her death, hoping that Darren - who by now is a sorry exuse for a man - will move on and rekindle his interest in Sandy (Amanda Detmer), Darren's lost love from high school who has returned to town to take her vows as a nun!

Saving Silverman is an enjoyable funny movie, brought to us by the director of Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore.

My rating: 7/10

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