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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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Patty the Hostess
Horace the Lone Diner
Merlot Customer


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comendo pelas Beiradas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,167, 13 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,588, 31 January 2010
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character played by Avi Rothman has the name Steve Lemmaduche, obviously relating to the fact that he took Connor's role on CFI: Hotlanta. Connor is played by actor and member of the Broken Lizard, Steve Lemme See more »


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 »


Cleon Salmon: Tell him to let me use the suite for free or I'll shove his ass up his ass!
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Twist of Ballroom
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Performed by Kabbalah Dream Orchestra
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A better than average comedy, but it does not live up to Super Troopers.
12 January 2011 | by 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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