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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.

Director:

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 swore nothing would come between them. Then evil walked in the door 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Amanda Peet went on to star in Gullivers travels as the love interest of jack black, both of whom star in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne shoots the mother raccoon, it shows her lying on her left side with the dart in her right leg. The next time she is shown, she's lying on her right side and the dart is in her left leg. See more »

Quotes

[Wayne and JD have tried to convince Judith to leave Darren, unsuccessfully]
Judith: He's my puppet now. And I'm the puppet master.
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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 »

Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Evil Woman
Written by Jeff Lynne
Produced by Warren Fitzgerald
Performed by The Vandals
Courtesy of Kung Fu Records
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Come on now yaaahaaa!
24 May 2004 | by KnockroeSee all my reviews

Jack Black and Steve Zahn..you gotta love them.

This film is just about as stupid as you could possible imagine. The story line is puerile in the extreme. The characterisation is non-existent. The direction lacks any sense of control. And yet....and yet this is the funniest film i have seen since There's Something About Mary.

Jack Black and Steve Zahn are two of the best comedic actors in the business today. It seems to me that, precisely because of Dugan's lack of control, these two guys gave free rein to all of their improvisational instincts and they save the film from being a complete mess. They are sensational. Jack Black's constant mimicing of Neil Diamond's habit of singing "come on now yaaahaaa" when he does Holly Holy is insidious and sticks in your head long after the film has finished.

Amanda Peet and Amanda Detmer are sex on legs here. Their parts are badly written but who cares when they look this good! Even Neil Diamond shows he is a trouper by showing up for a cameo in a film that, essentially, pokes gentle fun at how uncool his stage persona is perceived to be.

This is just great ...9/10


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