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The Slammin' Salmon -- The Broken Lizard gang is back with The Slammin' Salmon, a rowdy comedy that spends a night in a restaurant of the same name. Boxer Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan, 1999 Academy Award nominee for The Green Mile) owns the swanky eatery and needs to raise fast cash to settle a gambling debt. He challenges his hapless crew to a contest to see who can up-sell the most in order to reach his goal of $20,000 before closing time. Director Kevin Heffernan sets a rapid-fire pace loaded with pratfalls, spit takes, food fights, and bathroom humor. Die-hard Broken Lizard film fans know what they're in for when they watch a Heffernan romp, and The Slammin' Salmon won't disappoint.
The Slammin' Salmon -- 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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Kevin can wait, along with the other Broken Lizard guys, for a brutish heavyweight. Try the fish! See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order)

Kevin Heffernan ... Rich Parente

Jeff Chase ... Anthony

Carla Gallo ... Stacy

Paul Soter ... Dave / Donnie

Michael Yurchak ... Jamie the Line Chef

Nat Faxon ... Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin ... Waitress

Erik Stolhanske ... Guy

Jay Chandrasekhar ... Nuts

April Bowlby ... Mia

Cobie Smulders ... Tara

Steve Lemme ... Connor

Carrie Clifford ... Patty the Hostess

Will Forte ... Horace the Lone Diner

Rosalie Ward ... Merlot Customer

Marc Evan Jackson ... Dry Sac Customer

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Cleon Salmon
Dennis Gubbins ... 4lb. Lobster Dude

Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Marlon Spencer

Olivia Munn ... Samara Dubois

Jim Gaffigan ... Stanley Bellin

Bobbi Sue Luther ... Cod Customer #1

Michael Merton ... Cod Customer #2

J.D. Walsh ... Cod Customer #3
James Grace ... Bachelor Party Guy
Alison Bower ... Al the Lesbian

Koji Kataoka ... Mr. Yamamuri

Smith Cho ... Translator

Jim Rash ... Disgusted Businessman

Elisabeth Noone ... Champagne Customer #1

Melissa-Anne Davenport ... Champagne Customer #2

Gillian Vigman ... The Escort

Michael Weaver ... The John

Vivica A. Fox ... Nutella

Sam Redford ... British Guy

Morgan Fairchild ... Herself

Lance Henriksen ... Dick Lobo
Peter Gaulke ... Opera Customer
Rohit Sang ... Frat Guy
Richard Perello ... Fidel the Bartender

Avi Rothman ... Steve Lemmaduche

Candace Smith ... Mrs. Eva Salmon Parente

Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... King Crab Customer
Tara Lynn Orr ... King Crab Customer Wife (as Tara Brenninkmeyer)
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Miami Dolphin #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leslie Augustine ... Dinner guest
Korey Knecht ... Bachelor

Dani Lennon ... Actress
David F. Park ... Waiter
Terrence Taylor ... CFI Hotlanta Cast
Daniel Abramson ... Frat Guy #3 (uncredited)

Diane Baldwin ... Liz (uncredited)

Theresa Barrera ... CFI Actress (uncredited)
Aaron Behl ... Frat Guy #2 (uncredited)
Austin Honaker ... That Guy in the Restaurant (uncredited)

Angel Oquendo ... Hispanic Customer (uncredited)

Nick Plantico ... Miami Dolphins Linebacker (uncredited)
Erik Porn ... Lackey (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Heffernan 
Writing credits
Jay Chandrasekhar (written by) (as Broken Lizard) &
Kevin Heffernan (written by) (as Broken Lizard) &
Steve Lemme (written by) (as Broken Lizard) &
Paul Soter (written by) (as Broken Lizard) &
Erik Stolhanske (written by) (as Broken Lizard)

Produced by
Philip Cottone .... associate producer
Julia Dray .... executive producer
Mark Benton Johnson .... co-producer
Peter Lengyel .... producer
Richard Perello .... producer
Christina Zacamy .... executive producer
John Zacamy .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
Joel J. Richard (co-composer)
Cinematography by
Robert Barocci 
Film Editing by
Brad Katz 
Casting by
Wendy O'Brien 
Production Design by
Erich W. Schultz 
Art Direction by
Alexander Panov 
Costume Design by
Tricia Gray 
Makeup Department
Leo Corey Castellano .... prosthetic makeup artist
Christina Guerra .... makeup effects operations manager
Tysuela Hill-Scott .... makeup/hair
Karyn Huston .... hair department head
Tracy Manzo .... makeup department head
Vivian Maxwell .... makeup artist
Erik Porn .... project supervisor: Almost Human Inc.
Thea Samuels .... key makeup artist
Nani Velez .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jules Kovisars .... unit production manager
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jai James .... second assistant director
Joe May .... second second assistant director
Denise Anderson Poore .... second second assistant director
Deanna Stadler .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Carberry .... paint foreman
John Dillon .... storyboard artist
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
Dwayne Grady .... property master
Aleksandra Landsberg .... assistant art director
Michael Leblovic .... lead painter
Christopher Parker .... set dresser
Jesse Poupis .... propmaker
Slammin Salmon .... set painter gang boss
Russell Stimson .... leadman
Janelle Testerman .... set painter gang boss
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... dialogue editor
David Alvarez .... sound mixer
John D'Aquino .... boom operator
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Shaughnessy Hare .... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... adr recordist
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Sterling Moore .... boom operator
Rick Norman .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Robert Hall .... special effects makeup
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Robert S. Douglas .... visual effects colorist
Kelly Granite .... visual effects producer
David Fred Masselink .... digital compositor
Derek Zavada .... visual effects producer
Ken Clark .... stunt double
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Michelle LaVon .... stunts (as Michelle LeVon)
E.J. LeCouteur .... stunts (as Tedward)
Nick Plantico .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Bradley .... grip
John Bratlien .... set lighting technician
Chris Buchakjian .... best boy grip
Conrad Castor .... camera loader
Andrew Clarke .... electrician
Craig Cooper .... grip
Chris Cotterman .... grip
William Hall .... dolly grip
Kent Harvey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick R. Heffernan .... key grip
Josh Ingalls .... company grip
Jimi Johnson .... video assist
Thomas McCarty .... rigging electrician
Matt McKinney .... grip
Sean Piper .... grip
Dan Preiser .... grip
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Peter M. Smith .... dimmer board operator
Sam Wayman .... lighting technician
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Dawn Marie Deibert .... extras casting
Rich King .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristine N. Haag .... costumer
Glenn Gregory Krah .... costume supervisor
Anni Speckheuer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
David Berman .... first assistant editor
Francisco Gonzalez .... international (as Francisco J. González)
Marc Pattavina .... first assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Location Management
Kenneth Hunter .... location scout
Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... co-music supervisor
Jon Mooney .... music editor
Joel J. Richard .... musician: guitars
Derek Syverud .... music editor
Transportation Department
Douglas Miller .... transportation captain
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Aaron Behl .... assistant to mr. chandrasekhar
David C. Bernat .... production coordinator
Andrea Bogart .... assistant choreographer
J.J. Dalton .... set production assistant
Nathaniel Ehrman .... production assistant
Francisco Gonzalez .... sales representative: international (as Francisco J. González)
Lori Grabowski .... script supervisor
Angel Jimenez Jr. .... production assistant
Lauren Klixbull .... assistant to producer
Michelle LaVon .... fire artist
E.J. LeCouteur .... fire breather
Kev Magee .... assistant production coordinator
Todd A. Marks .... computer/video playback supervisor
Michelle Montgomery .... adr voice group
Walter E. Myal .... set production assistant
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Erin Shelley .... horse trainer
Jennifer A. Thompson .... production assistant

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Rated R for pervasive language and sexual references
USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:12 | USA:R (certificate #45681)

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 LemmeSee more »
Plot holes: 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 »
Marlon Spencer:Well, that is fantastic, Detective Shep Winford. Now why don't you track me down another drink? And tell them to put some booze in it this time, yeah?
Connor:Coming right up.
Samara Dubois:Are you sure you want another one?
Marlon Spencer:Yes.
Samara Dubois:Maybe a virgin rum and coke.
Marlon Spencer:That would just be coke.
Samara Dubois:Oh, that sounds delicious
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs "CSI: Miami" (2002)See more »
Cry of the CougarSee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Kevin can wait, along with the other Broken Lizard guys, for a brutish heavyweight. Try the fish!, 15 May 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

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.

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