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Saving Silverman (2001)

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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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Norman Armour ...
Minister
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Old Man
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Vageet (as Chris Logan)
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Raccoon Woman
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Mime
Tony Parsons ...
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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

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2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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:

$872,059 (Germany) (2 November 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

Wayne claims that he was born at the "Hot August Night" concert. But the concert that is shown is not that concert. Hot August Night was recorded in 1972, and the concert that is shown is "Love at the Greek" recorded in 1976. (Also a mistake in Directors commentary, Dennis Dugan admits that the concert is not Hot August Night, but claims the concert that is shown takes place in 1974). See more »

Quotes

[Wayne shows Darren a time chart he made reflecting how Darren's relationship with Judith has affected their lives. He begins by pointing to a line reflecting their fun level, labeled 'F']
Wayne: Before Judith, our fun level was at an all time high. Ninety-three, it is now an eight.
[shows the fun levels large decline]
Wayne: [Points to line reflecting their band, labeled 'B']
Wayne: Band numbers have plunged dramatically as well.
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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 Matlock (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry, Cherry
Written by Neil Diamond
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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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