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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  17 January 2009 (USA)
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The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night.

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Cast

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Rich Parente
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Anthony
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Stacy
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Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin ...
Waitress
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Guy
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Mia
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Patty the Hostess
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Horace the Lone Diner
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Merlot Customer
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The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon, now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ. Written by Anonymous

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Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy

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Rated R for pervasive language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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17 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comendo pelas Beiradas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,167 (USA) (11 December 2009)

Gross:

$41,588 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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Trivia

Directing debut of Kevin Heffernan (rich) See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits the Zagat review says that the Slammin' Salmon is "cash only" but Nutella's check reflects that of a credit card payment leaving a space for tip and signature. See more »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: [to Donnie] Now get yourself out of last place or I'll use your spine for a jump rope.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Se Enciendo
Written by Jose Francisco Guetierrez Ramirez, and Raulin Encamacion
Performed by Max One
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Great ensemble comedy form the brilliant Broken Lizard Crew
27 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While people are going to INSTANTLY compare this to Super Troopers on how it doesn't reach that standard (easily the funniest and most quotable movie of their repertoire) and while it is slow in the beginning, the movie easily has you laughing with the absurdness. Each character is flushed out well enough for the movie's purposes, and each gives you the right laughs at the right moments. Quotable, outlandish, and insane. A mix of Waiting meets Glengarry Glenross meets...well...Super Troopers. However, if this STILL hasn't won you over, there is one sole reason to see this movie:

Michael F***in' Clarke Duncan.

HOLY hell did he have fun with this script. His character of the Champ has the BEST lines of the whole movie, and I almost wonder how much was scripted and how much is just him going off the chain. Best lines of the movie:

(while admiring his sister's triplets) "Look at the little babies! Hey, it's Uncle Cleon. Damn, they all look the same. What did you do, f**k a Xerox machine?"

(to Japanese translator) "How do you say 'motherf***er' in Spanish?"

and my personal favorite— "You know what ten grand feels like in your pocket? It feels like a third c*ck."

Seriously, get some beers, grab some friends, and watch this movie. It's good times.


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