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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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salmon | restaurant | fish | waiter | 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)  »

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

Lance Henriksen compares the potential resurrection of Conner's character on CFI: Hotlanta to the X-Files. Henriksen had a major role as ex-FBI agent Frank Black on the X-Files as well as its sister series Millenium. See more »

Goofs

When Rich announces movement on the competition board, the shot shows Guy in last and Donnie just above him. In the next shot, Rich moves the names into the same order with Guy in last and Donnie above him. See more »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: A little story for you, Dave 2, before you get back to work. When I was training for the Dispute in Beirut, I used to run ten miles a day with a baby camel strapped to my back. So you can understand how bemusing I find it that you're trying to run away from me. Don't run. Just take it.
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References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »

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El Gitano Del Amor
Written by H.Sanchez , K. Perazzo, and J. Norek
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
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A better than average comedy, but it does not live up to Super Troopers.
12 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really want to like Broken Lizard's movies, Super Troopers is one of the best comedies I have ever seen, but none of their subsequent movies even comes close to matching it. In The Slammin' Salmon the waitstaff of a high end seafood restaurant compete against each other to win $10,000 for selling the most food in one night. The eccentric former heavyweight boxer turned restaurant owner (Michael Clark Duncan) is amusing throughout the movie, as are the waitstaff themselves, but only for the last 40 min or so of the film. The big problem with The Slammin' Salmon is that it takes too long to really get going. Its not until the waitstaff finally get fired up about the contest and start sabotaging each other the film becomes truly funny. It's not a bad movie, and it is pretty funny at times, but it really could have been so much better.


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