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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

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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.

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Kevin Heffernan

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Technical Specs

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 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 »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: [to Donnie] Now get yourself out of last place or I'll use your spine for a jump rope.
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References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »

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All Rise
Written by Grant Baldwin
Performed by Phontaine
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A better than average comedy, but it does not live up to Super Troopers.
12 January 2011 | by garyvanhornSee all my reviews

I really want to like Broken Lizard's movies, Super Troopers is one of the best comedies I have ever seen, but none of their subsequent movies even comes close to matching it. In The Slammin' Salmon the waitstaff of a high end seafood restaurant compete against each other to win $10,000 for selling the most food in one night. The eccentric former heavyweight boxer turned restaurant owner (Michael Clark Duncan) is amusing throughout the movie, as are the waitstaff themselves, but only for the last 40 min or so of the film. The big problem with The Slammin' Salmon is that it takes too long to really get going. Its not until the waitstaff finally get fired up about the contest and start sabotaging each other the film becomes truly funny. It's not a bad movie, and it is pretty funny at times, but it really could have been so much better.


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