28 user 48 critic

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

R | | Comedy | 17 January 2009 (USA)
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.



(as Broken Lizard), (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Club Dread (2004)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort--a hedonistic island paradise for swingers--it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence...or at least hide it.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan
Beerfest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A student falls in love with a fellow student who is defending his buddies in university court. He "proves his love" (more like his masculinity) to her by playing rugby against her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis
Broken Lizard Stands Up (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Broken Lizard's live stand up Comedy Central special.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

Director: Fred Wolf
Stars: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long
Freeloaders (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of slackers who are living for free in a rock star's mansion find their sweet lives threatened when the musician decides to sell his pad.

Director: Dan Rosen
Stars: Josh Lawson, Clifton Collins Jr., Brit Morgan
Grandma's Boy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones
Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Plot is unknown.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Lynda Carter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Lowe
Fat Man Little Boy (Video 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: Robert Barocci, Kevin Heffernan
Stars: Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Beerfest (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comendo pelas Beiradas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Cleon Salmon: A little story for you, Dave 2, before you get back to work. When I was training for the Dispute in Beirut, I used to run ten miles a day with a baby camel strapped to my back. So you can understand how bemusing I find it that you're trying to run away from me. Don't run. Just take it.
See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »


All Rise
Written by Grant Baldwin
Performed by Phontaine
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Kevin can wait, along with the other Broken Lizard guys, for a brutish heavyweight. Try the fish!
15 May 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Ahhhh, the Broken Lizard guys. From Puddle Cruiser (their debut feature) through to Super Troopers to Club Dread to Beerfest, they have always made me chuckle and often laugh out loud. Yeah, I'm a fan so it's no surprise that I enjoyed The Slammin' Salmon.

The plot is pretty simple: the boss (Michael Clarke Duncan) of The Slammin' Salmon tells the manager that the business needs to earn $20, 000 in one night, despite never having made that before. Ever. If the sum is not reached then the restaurant has to be handed over to some gangsters and the boss will have to take out his anger on the waiter who earned the least money.

Kevin Heffernan directs this time around and the cast features the whole gang as usual (Heffernan himself, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske), this time playing the restaurant staff, each one with their own quirk. They're joined by the lovely April Bowlby and Cobie Smulders (the latter being best known for her role in How I Met Your Mother), who both prove themselves good sports as they join in with the fun. As, it has to be said, does Michael Clarke Duncan. His scary boss character is also laughably dumb and Duncan is hilarious in the role. The fact that he used to be a big name in the boxing world also adds laughs as we watch a man hang on to the name and fame he used to have while running a restaurant that sometimes borders on the tacky.

A lot of the gags are pretty obvious, or flagged up well ahead of time, but that doesn't make them any less funny. Whether it's a cameo appearance by Morgan Fairchild, a hilarious running story strand featuring Sendhil Ramamurthy (from Heroes) or just waiting to see if Nuts (played by Chandrasekhar) will live up to his name, it's constantly very funny and another great outing for the Broken Lizard guys, in my book.

See this if you like: Super Troopers, Waiting, Beerfest.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Broken Lizard movies---rank 'em!!! walternefflives
Waiting... BETTER THAN Slammin' Salmon bk0077
U.S. release info? SlurmsMc
why so under rated??? matrixman048
extremely amusing MonsieurGregoire
Did anyone catch Phillip Seymour Hoffman in it??? jman259
Discuss The Slammin' Salmon (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: