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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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Storyline

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

The disease the Lone Diner says he is dying of, Schistosomiasis, is a parasitic "flatworm" infection carried by freshwater snails in Africa. Schistosomiasis is one of the most common parasitic disease in primitive areas. Schistosomiasis is almost never directly fatal, but a chronic years-long infection can cause organ damage, several cancers, and in children can cause developmental problems. Schistosomiasis rather easily cured with Praziquantel. 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: What the fuck happened to you?
Mia: I got burned... with soup.
Cleon Salmon: Don't you know you're supposed to blow on it first?
Mia: Yes, Champ.
Cleon Salmon: Well don't just stand there, get outta here, Soupface! You're offending my Tokyokan guests. Get me the smart girl!
Mia: Tara?
[holding back tears]
Mia: Yeah, yeah... I'm, I'm going to get her for you!
[runs off]
Cleon Salmon: And tell her to bring me some champagne!
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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

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Heart of the Pain
Written by German Baratto Callejas and Scott Gerow
Performed by Los Dos
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Kevin can wait, along with the other Broken Lizard guys, for a brutish heavyweight. Try the fish!
15 May 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Ahhhh, the Broken Lizard guys. From Puddle Cruiser (their debut feature) through to Super Troopers to Club Dread to Beerfest, they have always made me chuckle and often laugh out loud. Yeah, I'm a fan so it's no surprise that I enjoyed The Slammin' Salmon.

The plot is pretty simple: the boss (Michael Clarke Duncan) of The Slammin' Salmon tells the manager that the business needs to earn $20, 000 in one night, despite never having made that before. Ever. If the sum is not reached then the restaurant has to be handed over to some gangsters and the boss will have to take out his anger on the waiter who earned the least money.

Kevin Heffernan directs this time around and the cast features the whole gang as usual (Heffernan himself, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske), this time playing the restaurant staff, each one with their own quirk. They're joined by the lovely April Bowlby and Cobie Smulders (the latter being best known for her role in How I Met Your Mother), who both prove themselves good sports as they join in with the fun. As, it has to be said, does Michael Clarke Duncan. His scary boss character is also laughably dumb and Duncan is hilarious in the role. The fact that he used to be a big name in the boxing world also adds laughs as we watch a man hang on to the name and fame he used to have while running a restaurant that sometimes borders on the tacky.

A lot of the gags are pretty obvious, or flagged up well ahead of time, but that doesn't make them any less funny. Whether it's a cameo appearance by Morgan Fairchild, a hilarious running story strand featuring Sendhil Ramamurthy (from Heroes) or just waiting to see if Nuts (played by Chandrasekhar) will live up to his name, it's constantly very funny and another great outing for the Broken Lizard guys, in my book.

See this if you like: Super Troopers, Waiting, Beerfest.


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