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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rich Parente
Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin ...
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:

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


$41,588 (USA) (29 January 2010)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directing debut of Kevin Heffernan (rich) See more »


When Rich is announcing the winners of the contest, Tara's name is showing on top, but in the next shot showing him, Mia's name is showing on top. See more »


Cleon Salmon: Whatever, motherfucker!
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References The Green Mile (1999) See more »


Written by M. Pistel and H. Sanchez
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
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Broken Lizard Does it Again!
1 February 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Broken Lizard (Super Troopers and Beerfest) then you will absolutely love this movie. I am one of those fans and must say that not only do the 5 members of Broken Lizard impress as always, but the other additions of Cobbie Smulder, April Bowlby and of course Michael Clark Duncan are fantastic.

The Slammin' Salmon is a restaurant owned by a former boxer (MCD) where the the wait staff leader (Farva - Heffernan) is told that if they don't make 20k, the restaurant will close. He decides to offer a prize for the top server and the competition begins.

This movie works because it clicks on many levels. It has humor that's cheesy, dirty and clever mixed in with one liners. The contrast of Jay's craziness, MCD's anger and Cobbie's innocence meshes so well it would be hard for any person who likes to laugh to hate this movie.

I would recommend this movie to everyone except for those taking their girlfriends to a romcom.

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