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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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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)  »

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Comendo pelas Beiradas  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

In the scene where Guy moves to second place and he exclaims his joy about the prize, next to him Connor is shown picking up a tray of shrimp cocktail. In the very next shot, Connor is shown picking up the same tray again. See more »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: Get me a table or I'll use your nuts as cuff links.
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References Dancing with the Stars (2005) 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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One of the two best from this comedy team, along with Beerfest.
1 October 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

(They're also the crew behind Super Troopers and Club Dread.) Slammin' Salmon is different from Beerfest in that Beerfest has one of the best comedy scenes in history - with the Germans mocking the protagonists - but kinda slumps during the second half. Slammin' Salmon is maybe not that genius in any one scene, but it's more consistent throughout. It's just non-stop fun.

It's also better than the similarly-themed Waiting.

Plot is very simple. Michael Clarke Duncan is a former boxing champion who runs a seafood restaurant in Miami. He loses a $20K bet to a Japanese acquaintance, and, having just invested all his spare funds into a plot of land on the Moon, needs the restaurant staff to make that $20K overnight. Or else he loses the restaurant to square that debt. Duncan promises the manager, Rich, to cripple him if Rich doesn't find a way to motivate the staff to achieve this goal. Now it's Rich who has to put all his ingenuity into making the staff - a bunch of quirky nitwits - to enthusiastically sell, sell, sell as much food and drinks as possible.

Cast is great. Jokes are funny. The star is Michael Clarke Duncan. He was OK in The Whole Nine Yards, but here, he really shines.

Recommended, eight out of ten.


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