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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rich
... Anthony
... Stacy
... Dave / Donnie
... Jamie the Line Chef
... Carl the Manager
Jolie Martin ... Waitress
... Guy
... Nuts
... Mia
... Tara
... Connor
... Patty the Hostess
... Horace the Lone Diner
... Merlot Customer
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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

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

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17 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Comendo pelas Beiradas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$26,167, 13 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,588, 31 January 2010
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Trivia

Lance Henriksen compares the potential resurrection of Conner's character on CFI: Hotlanta to the X-Files. Henriksen had a major role as ex-FBI agent Frank Black on the X-Files as well as its sister series Millenium. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cleon Salmon: You know what ten grand feels like in your pocket? It feels like a third cock.
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References The Bachelorette (2003) See more »

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An Evening with Mr. Sinful
Written by M. Block, E. Hjarpe, S. Loden, and M. Mernsten
Performed by Damn
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enjoyable, high-octane slapstick comedy
16 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

The latest effort by the comic troupe known as Broken Lizard, "The Slammin' Salmon" is a fitfully amusing comedy set in an upscale seafood restaurant in Miami owned and operated by a flamboyant ex-boxer known as - what else? - The Slammin' Salmon (delightfully played by Michael Clarke Duncan). To pay off a gambling debt, the boss sets up a competition among his staff of waiters and waitresses to see who can bring in the most money in a 24-hour period. Chaos and mayhem ensue.

As directed by Kevin Heffernan (who also appears, alongside his fellow Broken Lizard writers and actors, as one of the waiters), "The Slammin' Salmon" is not the most sophisticated or highbrow comedy you'll ever see, but its breezy style and high-energy performances go a long way towards making something uniquely unhinged and genuinely fun out of the material. Despite all the crazy antics, the movie never has to strain too hard to get its laughs, and even when the jokes clatter to the floor - as they are wont to do from time to time - the cast is always there to pick up the pieces and run with them.

A few well-known faces - Will Forte, Vivica A. Fox and Morgan Fairchild - also stop by to add to the laughs.


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