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.


Kevin Heffernan


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





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


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


Bring a bib, it's gonna get messy



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Michael Clarke Duncan's character "Cleon" states that he's afraid of the dark. His character "John Coffey" from "The Green Mile" (1999) is also afraid of the dark. See more »


When Rich announces movement on the competition board, the shot shows Guy in last and Donnie just above him. In the next shot, Rich moves the names into the same order with Guy in last and Donnie above him. See more »


Cleon Salmon: Well, if a trip to the Bahamas ain't gonna get the molasses out your asses, maybe $10,000 will do the trick. That's right, new prize. Top waiter leaves here tonight with ten grand in his pocket. You know what ten grand feels like in your pocket? It feels like a third cock.
Guy: Ha! Jesus, how many cocks you got, Champ?
Cleon Salmon: Are you lampooning me, Meatdrapes?
Guy: Of course not, sir.
Cleon Salmon: Do you want a punch in the eye, Guy?
Guy: No, please.
Cleon Salmon: I can make your face look like a pie, Guy.
Guy: Oh God, no.
Cleon Salmon: [...]
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Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »


Written by Antionino Remeo
Performed by Ronnie
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
6 January 2012 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

I love Broken Lizard, and I always end up watching their films multiple times. It will be no different for Slammin' Salmon. The plot is obvious, but it's simply there to set-up some jokes. Heffernan takes a shot at directing and he's talented enough to serve the script. Unlike other Broken Lizard films, the characters have an absolutely equal share of screen-time, there's no obvious protagonist. Cobie Smulders and Michael Clarke Duncan add some extra comedic chops, and it's nice to see some of the supporting regulars around. If you're looking for a strong plot or painful belly laughs, I doubt you'll be satisfied. But, if you like gentler laughs and well strung together sketches. I have a feeling this will be a grower.

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slammin' Salmon See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,167, 13 December 2009

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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