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The Slammin' Salmon [Blu-ray] [Import]


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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: Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Release Date: April 13 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00363WG5K

Product Description

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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By Derek on Aug. 26 2013
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This was a good buy. I enjoyed this movie very much. Id recommend it to young adults, teens and comedy lovers
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I love Broken Lizard and of course, Beerfest. Slammin Salmon isn't quite there....there are laughs, but nothing worth going out of your way for
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Very Funny Movie April 15 2010
By C. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Super Funny May 19 2010
By Celeste - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Vine Customer Review of Free Product
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Slammin' Salmon ROCKS April 8 2013
By RockStarr - Published on Amazon.com
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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!
A Moderately Solid Slammin' of a Movie From Broken Lizard May 9 2010
By Kyle Slayzar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Most people in the English speaking world have, at some point, worked somewhere in the dreadful world that is the service sector whether in fast food, retail, or restaurants. Companies like McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Pizza Hutt, etc. have become places where a lot of people (myself included), got our start whether it was to pay the bills, get enough money for college, support another, or were just bored and wanted to work (HA!). For anyone who has worked in such an environment they know that it is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, absolute hell.

There are many films that depict said hell such as Clerks I and II, Waiting I and II, and Employee of the Month (albeit poorly). The Slammin' Salmon ranks almost among the aforementioned films with it's over-exaggerated antics and jokes, but still provides a decent film experience as long as you only rented the DVD or borrowed it from another.

Slammin' Salmon was produced by the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe, known for their belly-busting comedies such as Super Troopers and... er... Super Troopers. When I first glanced at the cover, I immediately recognized the entire cast as the lovable idiots from Super Troopers and quickly took it home to watch it. After watching The Slammin' Salmon, I realized that The Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe still hasn't quite figured out how to make a film as good as Super Troopers.

The film's premise is a simple one that has been used a lot; business is on the verge of going under due to the financial mismanagement of the owner and he relies on a big night to save his backside. Jokes, antics, and banter all along the way. Roll credits.

Going back to my original statement on films depicting the mundane service sector jobs, films doing just that need to have plenty of moments that the audience can relate to. These moments need to incite a "yup, been there" reaction and, thus, making it more appealing since most of us Americans have indeed been there. The Slammin' Salmon starts out doing just that with a waiter just forcing a grin and pleasant attitude through a d-bag of a customer that deserved to have his food laced with laxative and Comet rather than be granted the royal treatment.

After the initial scene, the ability for the audience to relate to the film goes completely out the window.

The cast of characters is diverse enough, but not entirely relative due to their exaggerated natures whether it's a overly-medicated misfit that goes by the moonlighting name "Zongo," a washed up actor, or the med-school student using tips to pay her tuition. The latter character is the most realistic, but not relative enough for the general audience. Had Broken Lizard kept the relations alive from the intro onward, The Slammin' Salmon could have competed with Waiting, which I think was a better depiction of those working in restaurants.

The jokes were OK, I genuinely laughed a few times but not like I did when I saw the 'bear costume' in Super Troopers. It's just not a belly buster. If anything, some of the jokes are, like the characters, overly exaggerated if not over used. It becomes monotonous, which a comedy cannot be.

The acting was OK as well. I love the Broken Lizard crew, I think they have the raw talent needed to make more awesome films, but Michael Duncan Clark performed way better than they did. His over-the-top antics were the only ones that actually made sense and were genuinely funny.

All in all, The Slammin' Salmon could have been a great film but, once again, Broken Lizard comes up short and will be forever doomed as all their films will be measured against the awesomeness that is Super Troopers... no one even ordered a "liter of cola," now THAT would have been a good gag.

All in all, a 75%.
Solid C movie.
For Some Rib Tickling Laughs, Visit The Slammin' Salmon, But Don't Eat There! May 7 2010
By J. B. Hoyos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Celebrity Boxer Slammin' Cleon Salmon (Michael Clark Duncan who gave an excellent performance as the mysterious John Coffey in Stephen King's "The Green Mile") is an egotistical, intellectually challenged bully who owns the Slammin' Salmon, an upscale Miami restaurant. Cleon is unable to correctly pronounce last names and uses a plethora of words that don't exist. (He's been punched in the head too many times) He also has a foul mouth that is irritating. His entire staff lives in fear of his uncontrollable temper.

Cleon becomes indebted to Japanese businessmen. He must raise $20,000 overnight or lose his restaurant. The manager offers two tickets to a Nora Jones concert to the waiter or waitress who makes the most tips. That doesn't provide enough impetus. Soon the prize is a luxury vacation in a tropical paradise. However, when Cleon ups the ante to $10,000, there is mayhem among the wait staff. They backstab and betray one another as they resort to every amoral, underhanded trick to become the #1 waiter or waitress. The consequences are often hilarious, and sometimes they are heart warming.

I must be honest and admit I've never seen any of the other films (such as "Super Troopers" and "Beerfest") directed by Kevin Heffernan and starring the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe. After watching "The Slammin' Salmon," I will definitely have to buy or rent them. "The Slammin' Salmon" is not a parody like the super successful "Scary Movie" series or a hormonally driven teen comedy like the outrageous "American Pie" series. The humor, though raunchy at times, is more adult oriented. This is definitely not a comedy for the entire family to watch.

Filmed entirely on a back lot studio, "The Slammin' Salmon" has gorgeous set pieces and an attractive cast of young actors playing diverse characters. There is Carl (Nat Faxon), the timid, bumbling, boyishly chubby manager; Connor (Steve Lemme) who has returned to the wait staff after his failed stint as an actor; the schizophrenic Nuts (Jay Chandrasekhar) who becomes his whacky alter ego Zongo if he doesn't take his meds; the selfish, womanizing Guy (Erik Stolhanske) who is extremely cutthroat; and the kindhearted, albeit drunk, waiter, Donnie, who lives in the shadow of his obnoxiously violent twin brother Dave (both excellently portrayed by Paul Soter). Faxon, Lemme, Chandrasekhar, Stolhanske and Soter comprise the highly successful Broken Lizard Troupe.

The gorgeous blond April Bowlby (who has guest starred on various television series such as "Two and a Half Men") is Mia, the determined ballerina student; she won't give up trying to win the prize despite having repeatedly suffered severe facial burns. The perky, intelligent Tara, a medical student, is played by rising star Cobie Smulders (she portrays Robin Scherbatsky of "How I Met Your Mother"). Having stronger morals than her coworkers, Tara is one of my favorite characters in "The Slammin' Salmon." Troublesome customers are portrayed by a host of actors making cameo appearances; they include film icon Morgan Fairchild (still the living Barbie Doll), sexy Vivica A. Fox, Will Forte, Jeff Chase, Sendhil Ramamurthy and the veteran star of innumerable science fiction/horror films, Lance Henriksen.

"The Slammin' Salmon" had some scenes that made me laugh out loud. (I'll let you have the pleasure of discovering them for yourself.) I'm definitely keeping this film in my comedy collection to watch whenever I've had a difficult day and need to get my laugh on. Don't worry, "The Slammin' Salmon" is a far better comedy release from Anchor Bay Entertainment than the silly, mediocre horror film parody, "Stan Helsing," which they released in October of 2009. The kitchen at The Slammin' Salmon is always a terrible mess; don't go there for the food, go there for the laughs.

Joseph B. Hoyos

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