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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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Carl the Manager
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Guy
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Horace the Lone Diner
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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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$26,167 (USA) (13 December 2009)

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$41,588 (USA) (31 January 2010)
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Cleon Salmon: Get me a table or I'll use your nuts as cuff links.
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References Emeril Live (1997) See more »

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Cuanto Mas
Written by Alex Torres and Jimmy Fontanez
Performed by Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
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enjoyable, high-octane slapstick comedy
16 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The latest effort by the comic troupe known as Broken Lizard, "The Slammin' Salmon" is a fitfully amusing comedy set in an upscale seafood restaurant in Miami owned and operated by a flamboyant ex-boxer known as - what else? - The Slammin' Salmon (delightfully played by Michael Clarke Duncan). To pay off a gambling debt, the boss sets up a competition among his staff of waiters and waitresses to see who can bring in the most money in a 24-hour period. Chaos and mayhem ensue.

As directed by Kevin Heffernan (who also appears, alongside his fellow Broken Lizard writers and actors, as one of the waiters), "The Slammin' Salmon" is not the most sophisticated or highbrow comedy you'll ever see, but its breezy style and high-energy performances go a long way towards making something uniquely unhinged and genuinely fun out of the material. Despite all the crazy antics, the movie never has to strain too hard to get its laughs, and even when the jokes clatter to the floor - as they are wont to do from time to time - the cast is always there to pick up the pieces and run with them.

A few well-known faces - Will Forte, Vivica A. Fox and Morgan Fairchild

  • also stop by to add to the laughs.


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