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The Slammin' Salmon [Blu-ray] (2009)

Michael Clarke Duncan , Jay Chandrasekhar , Kevin Heffernan  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Clarke Duncan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Jeff Chase, Carla Gallo
  • Directors: Kevin Heffernan
  • Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme
  • Producers: Christina Zacamy, John Zacamy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00363WG5K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,901 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Slammin' Salmon [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Heffernan and Writer/Actor Steve Lemme
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Actors Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske
  • Hellish Kitchens: Art Imitates Restaurant Life Theatrical Trailer

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The Broken Lizard gang is back with The Slammin' Salmon, a rowdy comedy that spends a night in a restaurant of the same name. Boxer Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan, 1999 Academy Award nominee for The Green Mile) owns the swanky eatery and needs to raise fast cash to settle a gambling debt. He challenges his hapless crew to a contest to see who can up-sell the most in order to reach his goal of $20,000 before closing time. Director Kevin Heffernan sets a rapid-fire pace loaded with pratfalls, spit takes, food fights, and bathroom humor. The Slammin' Salmon brings together the usual Broken Lizard (Club Dread, Supertroopers, and Beerfest) regulars: Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Heffernan (as the jittery manager). Cobie Smulders and April Bowlby round out the cast as frenzied waiters who'll do anything to avoid a "broken-rib sandwich" from the intimidating Salmon. Saturday Night Live's Will Forte plays a table-hogging, water-sipping lone diner who leaves a surprise tip. Vivica A. Fox and Morgan Fairchild make awkward cameos. The one-liners and sight gags can wear thin after an hour, but die-hard Broken Lizard film fans know what they're in for when they watch a Heffernan romp, and The Slammin' Salmon won't disappoint. --Francine Ruley

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Slammin’ Cleon Salmon, the former Heavyweight Champion of the world, is a mean, crazy, and sometimes infantile bull of a man, who happens to owe $20,000 to the head of the Japanese Yakuza and needs to come up with the money tonight. So he challenges the waiters in the restaurant that he owns, The Slammin’ Salmon, a high end, boxing themed seafood eatery in Miami, to sell more food than they’ve ever sold in their lives, with the top waiter earning $10,000, the loser getting a broken rib sandwich. As the hours pass, the action becomes more chaotic as Cleon shows up to supervise the contest and changes the rules on a minute to minute basis.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny Movie April 15, 2010
Format:Blu-ray
First off: Don't buy it on Blu-Ray. There is no reason to, and you can save a few bucks if you just buy it on regular DVD. The movie itself is very entertaining. It has a breezy tone that is great. The characters are all funny, especially Nuts. Broken Lizard movies hinge on the chemistry of the actors, and where they faltered with "Club Dread", they succeeded with "The Slammin' Salmon". All the actors work well together, with major props going to Michael Clarke Duncan. He was much funnier than I was expecting, and had some of the best lines. I highly recommend this movie if you are looking for an entertaining, light-hearted comedy.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Funny May 19, 2010
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I'm not familiar with the Broken Lizard troupe, but this movie was a great and humorous surprise. Michael Clark Duncan is hilarious as Slammin' Cleon Salmon. While this movie will never be considered one of the great cinematic masterpieces of all time, it is a dang funny movie with a hilarious cast. This is the perfect move to watch with a group of slightly drunk friends on a Friday night. If the movie is lacking anything, it would be a weak link. This is comedy at its best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slammin' Salmon ROCKS April 8, 2013
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If you love the Broken Lizard gang (Super Troopers, Beerfest) and you have been in the service industry, you will LOVE this movie. Bring "Waiting" into the Broken Lizard gang, and you have one hell of a funny movie. Don't even think about it...Just buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great August 5, 2013
By Emery
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One of the funniest movies ive ever seen. i could watch this movie 100 times and never get tired of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funnnnnnnnnny! July 14, 2014
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This movie is straight silly but oh so funny!
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By Robert
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This movie is hilarious! Imagine 'Waiting' and 'Super Troopers' had a baby together. It would be this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Cobie Smulders as an actress July 6, 2014
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Hilarious movie. Love Cobie Smulders as an actress. Case came broken though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 6, 2014
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Great item and shipped in timely manner
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