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Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 9 February 2001 (USA)
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A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

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Dennis Dugan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Wayne
Jack Black ... J.D.
Jason Biggs ... Darren
Amanda Peet ... Judith
Amanda Detmer ... Sandy
R. Lee Ermey ... Coach
Neil Diamond ... Himself
Kyle Gass ... Bar Dude
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Minister
Colin Foo ... Old Man
Christopher Logan ... Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert Esme Lambert ... Raccoon Woman
Max Fomitchev Max Fomitchev ... Mime
Tony Parsons Tony Parsons ... Newscaster
Brett Armstrong ... Brett
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Storyline

Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun. Written by Matthew Patay

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Taglines:

They've sworn to save Silverman. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,852, 11 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,351,569, 25 March 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cast members Steve Zahn and Amanda Peet both appeared in movies with George Clooney. Zahn appeared in "Out of Sight" (1998) and Peet appeared in "One Fine Day" (1996) and "Syriana" (2005). See more »

Goofs

Just before Darren is about to deck Wayne, Wayne is standing in front of a wooden door with tiny windows on the top, and solid wood on the bottom half. However, when he flies through the door and the glass shatters on the outside, the door is different. See more »

Quotes

J.D.: COME ON AH YEEEEEEEH-HA!
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Crazy Credits

At the end there is a concert with Neil Diamond and all the actors and the end titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, during the kickboxing flashback, Judith's old boyfriend is killed by a pretty normal-looking kick to the head. In the R-rated version, there is a longer close-up scene of his neck being snapped clean around from the kick, so his dying from the attack makes considerably more sense. See more »

Connections

References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Spinning Kiss
Written and Performed by Michael Simpson (as Mike Simpson)
Courtesy of L.A. Produce, Inc.
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pretty bad but a lot of fun
29 January 2002 | by jlittlejSee all my reviews

Granted, Saving Silverman is not good movie. Jason Biggs is only funny as the American Pie guy, and even that act got old by the sequel. But Steven Zahn and Jack Black are two very funny individuals. A Neil Diamond cover band called "Diamonds in the Rough." I could laugh about that for days. And the crazy, gay coach. I don't see how anyone with a sense of humor could walk out of this movie feeling bad.


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