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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

R | | Comedy | 17 January 2009 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Kevin Heffernan

Writers:

Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Heffernan ... Rich
Jeff Chase ... Anthony
Carla Gallo ... Stacy
Paul Soter ... Dave / Donnie
Michael Yurchak ... Jamie the Line Chef
Nat Faxon ... Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin 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
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Storyline

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

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Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comendo pelas Beiradas See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,167, 13 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,588, 31 January 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Directing debut of Kevin Heffernan (rich) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rich: Dave, can I get a re-fire?
Dave: What did you just say to me?
Rich: The guy at table five wants it cooked a little bit more.
Dave: No! They asked for it medium rare. It's perfect. If he wants it cooked more, tell him to go shove it up his ass.
Rich: You want me to tell that guy to cook this in his ass?
Dave: Yeah, within the inside of his anus.
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References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »

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Phat Alberto
Written by Stephen Doctor
Performed by Stephen Doctor
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Consistently Funny
27 July 2009 | by D-RooSee all my reviews

I'll admit that I'm a huge Broken Lizard fan, I have seen all of their films and even have an appreciation for the relatively unfunny Club Dread. For me, this is just a fun-loving group of comedians that love to make their audience laugh, or at least try their damnedest. I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian premiere of the "Slammin' Salmon" in Montreal recently and the Broken Lizard troupe was there to meet and greet the fans and answer questions after the movie. They are true class acts and friendly guys. While I won't give away any specific jokes I will say that from a fan's perspective, this is their second funniest film, with Supertroopers of course being the cult favourite. So yes, it is an improvement on Beerfest; the Slammin' Salmon is just straight up funnier. As for regular movie-goers and comedy fans, I highly recommend this film. It was produced with a low budget during the writers' strike, so without a big studio production, it has the fast pacing of a stage show. The focus in this movie is on the JOKES... which is something refreshing to see in a comedy; less emphasis on character development and a complex plot, but more emphasis on keeping the audience consistently laughing. The humour is low brow at times, but is also clever and well-timed, there are many quick one-liners so pay sharp attention to this fast paced comedy, enjoy!


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