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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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Rich
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Anthony
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Stacy
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Carl the Manager
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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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Comedy

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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) (11 December 2009)

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$41,588 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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Directing debut of Kevin Heffernan (rich) See more »

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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 »

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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 Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

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Catch Me
Written by Carl Retloh and Tom Ladratas
Performed by Marcella Mortellaro
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
6 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Broken Lizard, and I always end up watching their films multiple times. It will be no different for Slammin' Salmon. The plot is obvious, but it's simply there to set-up some jokes. Heffernan takes a shot at directing and he's talented enough to serve the script. Unlike other Broken Lizard films, the characters have an absolutely equal share of screen-time, there's no obvious protagonist. Cobie Smulders and Michael Clarke Duncan add some extra comedic chops, and it's nice to see some of the supporting regulars around. If you're looking for a strong plot or painful belly laughs, I doubt you'll be satisfied. But, if you like gentler laughs and well strung together sketches. I have a feeling this will be a grower.


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