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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

 -  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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Rich Parente
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Guy
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Mia
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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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salmon | fish | waiter | restaurant | contest | See more »

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Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy

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Comedy

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

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17 January 2009 (USA)  »

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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

Lance Henriksen plays a television producer named Dick Lobo; this character is supposedly based on Law & Order (1990) creator Dick Wolf. Lobo means wolf in Spanish. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Connor is telling his story about Morgan Fairchild, the hostess seats the restaurant's first customer in Guy's section. After Connor's story, the hostess tells Connor that she sat somebody in his section also. While Connor is waiting on the couple, Nuts announces the entrance of the Champ. During so, we can see that the restaurant is now heavily occupied instead of having only two tables occupied. See more »

Quotes

Guy: What'd you do last night, playboy?
Nuts: I too had a wild night. I made sweet, hot love to an orangutan.
Guy: Really? What'd that smell like?
Nuts: Bananas mostly.
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Nuts: Guy, I'm pulling your leg, I did not fuck an orangutan last night.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Twist of Ballroom
Written by Dan Fries and Pasternak
Performed by Kabbalah Dream Orchestra
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
6 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Broken Lizard, and I always end up watching their films multiple times. It will be no different for Slammin' Salmon. The plot is obvious, but it's simply there to set-up some jokes. Heffernan takes a shot at directing and he's talented enough to serve the script. Unlike other Broken Lizard films, the characters have an absolutely equal share of screen-time, there's no obvious protagonist. Cobie Smulders and Michael Clarke Duncan add some extra comedic chops, and it's nice to see some of the supporting regulars around. If you're looking for a strong plot or painful belly laughs, I doubt you'll be satisfied. But, if you like gentler laughs and well strung together sketches. I have a feeling this will be a grower.


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