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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 Parente
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Anthony
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Stacy
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Carl the Manager
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Guy
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Horace the Lone Diner
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Merlot Customer
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Storyline

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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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

The disease the Lone Diner says he is dying of, Schistosomiasis, is a parasitic "flatworm" infection carried by freshwater snails in Africa. Schistosomiasis is one of the most common parasitic disease in primitive areas. Schistosomiasis is almost never directly fatal, but a chronic years-long infection can cause organ damage, several cancers, and in children can cause developmental problems. Schistosomiasis rather easily cured with Praziquantel. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits the Zagat review says that the Slammin' Salmon is "cash only" but Nutella's check reflects that of a credit card payment leaving a space for tip and signature. See more »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: [to Donnie] Now get yourself out of last place or I'll use your spine for a jump rope.
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References The Rumble in the Jungle (1974) See more »

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Boriqua in Space
Written by David Ralicke
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If you get their style, this is hilarious
18 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As indicated, this movie won't be for everyone; that said, few movies are, particularly in the realm of comedy.

In any case, for those of us who enjoy Broken Lizard's other films, this movie is sure to impress. Indeed, it has all their hallmarks: amusing, witty, even absurd dialogue; hilarious ensemble scenes; wonderful character/cameo performances; and an incredibly funny blooper reel during the end credits.

And, as others have indicated, Michael Clark Duncan's performance is classic -- just awesome. And to be sure, the two female leads are both great, as well (and quite easy on the eye, it must be said ;).

At any rate, as the title of this review indicates, I have no doubt that some people will criticize this film; but for me, it's classic Broken Lizard, and I think that's a great thing! Peace.


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