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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast members Jack Black, R. Lee Ermey, and Stephen Chang (the Thai referee who declared Judith's previous boyfriend dead) all guest starred in season 3 (1995-96) of "The X Files." See more »

Goofs

Sandy's yellow shirt and the couch pillow keep changing places when Judith tells Darren she was kidnapped. See more »

Quotes

J.D.: Judy, awesome to meet you.
Judith: Jud-*ith*.
J.D.: Judith. And a beer bong for the lady?
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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

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Love On The Rocks
Written by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Bécaud
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hilarious (watch the "R" rated version)
5 August 2002 | by sweet_loveSee all my reviews

I don't know why I expected so very little from this movie (probably that since "American Pie" we've been getting bombarded with really weak rip-offs of the "teen, gross-out" comedy), but I shouldn't have; it's actually a hilarious movie. Jack Black & Steve Zahn are two of the funniest actors working today (and, I guess, Jason Biggs isn't so bad), and they carry this movie. There are so many funny jokes and situations, this movie truly is one of my favorite "stupid" (as opposed to intelligent, I guess) comedies. But please, oh please, if you plan on seeing this, you MUST get the R-rated DVD version, not the PG-13 one that was released in theaters and on most VHS copies. There are so many funny jokes and moments cut out of the PG-13, you'd be doing yourself a disservice. It's still funny, but you miss some good stuff.

"Comingtoyaaaahaaaa..."


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