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Writers (WGA):
Hank Nelken (written by) &
Greg DePaul (written by)
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9 February 2001 (USA) See more »
They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along. See more »
A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Zahn ... Wayne

Jack Black ... J.D.

Jason Biggs ... Darren

Amanda Peet ... Judith

Amanda Detmer ... Sandy

R. Lee Ermey ... Coach

Neil Diamond ... Himself

Kyle Gass ... Bar Dude
Norman Armour ... Minister

Colin Foo ... Old Man

Christopher Logan ... Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert ... Raccoon Woman

Max Fomitchev ... Mime
Tony Parsons ... Newscaster
Brett Armstrong ... Brett
Patrick Pfrimmer ... Clayton
Frank L. Frazier ... Bouncer (as Frank Frazier)
Andrew McIlroy ... Waiter
Oscar Goncalves ... Man
Lillian Carlson ... Mother Superior
Eli Ranger ... Young Darren
Ivan Jurcev ... Young J.D.

Devin Douglas Drewitz ... Young Wayne

Carly McKillip ... Cute Girl

Carla Boudreau ... Beautiful Woman
Phil Trasolini ... Referee On Sideline

David Neale ... Cop At Police Station
Mary Ann Skoll ... Cop At Police Station

Biski Gugushe ... Cop At Darren's House
Gus Lynch ... Security Guard

Mark Aaron Wagner ... Luigi (as Mark Wagner)

Steven McMichael ... Josh
Larry Lam ... Thai Kickboxer

Stephen Chang ... Thai Referee
Eliza Norbury ... Wayne's Mom (as Eliza Murbach)
Blake Stovin ... Wayne's Dad
Brittany Moldowan ... Little Girl
Katlyn Ducharme ... Little Girl
Michael Roberds ... Doctor
Jared Van Snellenberg ... Belston

Sean O. Roberts ... Wong
David B. Levinson ... Heston (as David Levinson)
Ken Camroux ... Warren
Frank Hache ... Abe

Odessa Munroe ... Hooker

Tracy Trueman ... Hooker
Nicole Robert ... Nun
Nancy J. Lilley ... Bearded Lady
David Mylrea ... Dogfaced Boy
Dario Delacio ... Strong Man (as Dario DeIaco)
Eleana Johnson ... Old Lady
Margaret Ryan ... Old Lady

Lowela Jotie ... Cheerleader

Shaz Bennett ... Cheerleader (as Shannon Bennett)
Theresa Coombe ... Cheerleader
Leigh Hilary ... Cheerleader (as Leigh Hilary-Lakin)
Jennifer Armstrong ... Cheerleader
Linda Bernath ... Cheerleader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dennis Dugan ... Referee (uncredited)
Lisa Gagno ... Little Fan (uncredited)

Richard Kline ... Acrobat Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Suzi Stingl ... Dogfaced Boy at Concert (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Dugan 
Writing credits
Hank Nelken (written by) &
Greg DePaul (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Warren Carr .... co-producer
Bernie Goldmann .... executive producer
Brad Luff .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Bill Whitten .... associate producer
Peter Ziegler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Simpson  (as Mike Simpson)
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Debra Neil-Fisher 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Michael S. Bolton  (as Michael Bolton)
Art Direction by
James Steuart 
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
Makeup Department
Donna Bis .... key hair stylist
Robert A. Pandini .... hair stylist (as Robert Pandini)
Lisa Taylor Roberts .... key makeup artist
Tone Rorvik .... assistant makeup artist
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup effects artist
Maureen Terezakis .... special makeup effects producer
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Warren Carr .... unit production manager
Drew Locke .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Eathorne .... third assistant director
Kathy Houghton .... second assistant director
David W. Rose .... first assistant director: second unit (as David Rose)
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director
Josy Capkun .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
J.J. Makaro .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Cal Barnett .... lead greens
Ea Birkett .... assistant property master (as Elisa Birkett)
Derek Bobroff .... on set painter
Randy Casano .... lead carpenter
Matthew Clancy .... lead labourer
Janice Lynn Coats .... scenic carpenter
James Robert 'J.R.' Davis .... set decorating coordinator
Kendelle Elliott .... assistant art director
R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn .... property master (as R.D. Fairbairn)
Frank Haddad .... head greens
Simon Haywood-Anderson .... set dresser
Philip Jean .... construction foreman
Jaydene Maryk .... art department assistant
Wendy McAllister .... storyboard artist (as Wendy G. McAllister)
Bill McMahon .... set designer
Tasha Lee Moth .... on-set dresser (as Tasha Moth)
Tanya A. Nordhoff .... set buyer
Kristin Shanski .... props buyer
Sandy Walker .... set buyer
Stephen Wright .... construction coordinator (as Steven Wright)
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (as George Anderson)
Bob Bowman .... assistant sound editor
Lane Burch .... foley mixer
Ted Caplan .... foley editor
Susan Dawes .... dialogue editor (as Susan Shackelford)
Susan Dawes .... sound editor (as Susan Shackelford)
Matthew Dettmann .... foley artist
Martin Fossum .... production sound mixer
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Suhail Kafity .... sound effects editor
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Cindy Marty .... foley supervisor
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Oxford .... adr supervisor
Tony Poulsen .... boom operator
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Cherie Tamai .... assistant sound editor
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Eric Maran .... sound dailies (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Todd Bilawchuk .... special effects foreman
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator
Grant Smith .... special effects
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Jay Grunfeld .... main title animation
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Noby Arden .... stunt performer
Kirk Caouette .... stunt performer
Greg Fawcett .... stunt double: Jack Black
Greg Fawcett .... stunt performer
Corry Glass .... stunt performer
Dave Hospes .... stunt performer (as David Hospes)
J.J. Makaro .... stunt coordinator (as JJ Makaro)
Rick Pearce .... stunt performer
Trish Schill .... stunt performer
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt performer
Morgan Tanner .... stunts
Claude Bouchard .... key stunt rigger (uncredited)
Dustin Brooks .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Kirk Caouette .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dean Choe .... stunts (uncredited)
Duane Dickinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Marny Eng .... stunts (uncredited)
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Amanda Peet (uncredited)
Dave Hospes .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Dave Lane .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
John MacDonald .... stunts (uncredited)
John Medlen .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Scott Nicholson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Shawn C. Orr .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Trish Schill .... stunt double: Amanda Detmer (uncredited)
Claire Webb .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Almas .... second grip
Justin Bergler .... clapper loader: "a" camera
David Crone .... camera operator
Ken Decker .... generator operator
John Dekker .... assistant chief lighting technician
Sacha Fassaert .... assistant camera
Martin Hass .... dolly grip (as Martin Haas)
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer
Attila Luca .... assistant camera
Todd Martin .... lighting board operator
Richard G. Mason .... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit (as Rick Mason)
Andrew Mulkani .... key grip
Larry Portmann .... focus puller: "b" camera
Zane Rossouw .... dolly grip
Thom Ryan .... first assistant camera
John Sanderson .... video assist
Jeff Upton .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Upton .... director of photography: second unit
Richard Walden .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Richard S. Walden)
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
John Le Roy .... key rigging grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jarrod Tiffin .... best boy rigger (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Taylor Brouse .... casting assistant: Canada
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada
Jason Scott Kavner .... casting assistant: U.S. (as Jason Kavner)
Freddy Luis .... casting associate: U.S.
Sarah Grace Monson .... casting assistant (as Sarah Monson)
Alex Newman .... casting associate: U.S.
Melissa Perry .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra J. Blackie .... assistant costume designer: Canada
Anne E. Bone .... costume supervisor (as Anne Bone)
Susan O'Hara .... costume set supervisor
Nicola Ryall .... stitcher
Gail L. Smith .... key costumer
Frances Sweeney .... workroom supervisor/cutter/fitter
Erica Westheimer .... assistant costume designer: USA
Editorial Department
David S. Clark .... first assistant editor
Patrick J. Don Vito .... additional film editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Caroline Hardon .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Odis McKinney .... assistant editor
Kirk Moses .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Peter Asher .... music consultant
Bruno Coon .... composer: additional music
Bruno Coon .... music editor
Sam Feldman .... music wrangler
Chris Jacks .... composer: additional music
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (as Michelle Silverman)
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Clinton Shorter .... music arranger
Clinton Shorter .... on-set music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Steeves .... transportation supervisor (as Rob Steeves)
Wyley Vlahovic .... transportation co-captain
Geoff Williams .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jerry Adams .... publicity director
Kerry Andrews .... post-production accountant
Ashley Bell .... extras wrangler
Samantha Bishop .... extras crowd scene promotions
Howard Blank .... live audience coordinator: concert scenes
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager (as Bruce Brownstein)
Allison Chretien .... extras supervisor
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Gail M. Estrada .... craft service
Wendy J. Findlay .... second assistant production coordinator
Leigh French .... adr loop group
Mike Harlow .... assistant: Mr. Luff
Gary Hawes .... production assistant (as Styles Hawes)
Marcee Healy .... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Karen Hill .... assistant production accountant
Dave Joshi .... production assistant
Vita Kalns .... assistant: Mr. Carr
Nancy Kress .... craft service
Yale Kussin .... assistant production coordinator
Amanda Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Moritz (as Amanda Cohen)
Christin Lindgard .... production assistant (as Christin Lundgard)
Wayne Lloyd .... production assistant
Flemming Lund .... assistant location manager
Danny McNair .... production assistant
Lesley Moyle .... trainee assistant location manager (as Leslie Moyle)
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor
Susan Murray .... production coordinator
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
John Rollins .... production assistant
Eva Saks .... dialogue coach
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in: Jason Biggs
Lance White .... production assistant
Steve Woodley .... head animal trainer
Natalie Allan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Code .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie K. Mitchell .... office production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Evil Woman" - Australia, Europe (English title), Philippines (English title), UK (alternative title), USA (working title)
"Material Woman" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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Rated R for sexual content and language (longer video version)
90 min | Argentina:92 min | USA:93 min (special edition) | USA:96 min (R-rated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (director's cut) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (#37631) (original rating) | USA:R (longer video version)

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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
J.D.:ComingtoyaaaahaaaaSee more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
If You're Feeling Down and Depressed, try a Dose of "Saving Silverman"., 6 June 2013
Author: ConDeuce from United States

"Saving Silverman" is about as far away from, say, "Citizen Kane" for film greatness as any film could. But it's not a clunker either. For what it is, it's a very enjoyable, occasionally hilarious movie pretty much guaranteed to give anyone a good time.

Movie history (especially in the 1930s) is littered with small comedy films that were never meant to be critical, award winning films but made for audiences that wanted to laugh like "We're Not Dressing" and any number of WC Fields' films (Fields' "Million Dollar Legs" seems very similar in tone to "Saving Silverman"). Unpretentious, funny and entertaining films and "Saving Silverman" falls squarely into that category. It's dopey but harmless and frequently charming. All of the actors are in-synch and none of them hold back especially Amanda Peet as the woman from hell. She's beautiful and you can completely understand why Darren would fall for her the way he does. Peet's willingness to give it her all (especially at the end) is key to the movie working as well as it does. Any vanity on her part would've sunk the already flimsy premise but she goes into it wholeheartedly. Peet's not given enough credit here.

Yes, Black and Zahn are great. That pretty much goes without saying. Biggs is well cast but he's essentially playing a male victim. The role is largely just his puzzled reactions. Last but not least is Amanda Detmer as Sandy in a role straight out of 1930s comedy: the good, down to earth girl who ever so slightly off her rocker (but in a good appealing way). R. Lee Ermey rounds out the cast in a silly but memorable role. Who would've thunk that the uber-intimidating drill sergeant from "Full Metal Jacket" would turn out to be one of the most reliable character actors around?

"Saving Silverman" is a simple, funny little film. Not great but it was not made to be.

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