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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

The Slammin' Salmon

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

December 11, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Anchor Bay Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Kevin Heffernan

Producer

Richard Perello

Screenwriter

Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme

Starring

Story


In the latest comedy from Broken Lizard, (the creators of Supertroopers and Beerfest) "Slammin" Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan) is a former Heavyweight Champion of the World turned celebrity owner of a high end Miami seafood restaurant, The Slammin' Salmon.

A terrifying bull of a man, Salmon uses fear to rule over his misfit waitstaff (Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, as well as Cobie Smulders and April Bowlby) and on this particular night, he takes his bullying skills to a new level. In an effort to pay off a gambling debt to the Japanese Yakuza, Salmon sets up a contest to 'inspire' his waitstaff to sell more food than they ever have before: the top selling server wins $10,000 while the waiter in last place gets served with a broken rib sandwich-courtesy of the Champ himself.

Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resort to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to upsell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Slammin' Salmon" is half-baked..”
by Ethan Gilsdorf [Boston Globe]
“..so adrift, it appears to be improvised..”
by David Hiltbrand [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..the year's least-funny film..”
by Chris Faraone [Boston Phoenix]