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Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 9 February 2001 (USA)
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A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Director:

Dennis Dugan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Wayne
Jack Black ... J.D.
Jason Biggs ... Darren
Amanda Peet ... Judith
Amanda Detmer ... Sandy
R. Lee Ermey ... Coach
Neil Diamond ... Neil Diamond
Kyle Gass ... Bar Dude
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Minister
Colin Foo ... Old Man
Christopher Logan ... Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert Esme Lambert ... Raccoon Woman
Max Fomitchev Max Fomitchev ... Mime
Tony Parsons Tony Parsons ... Newscaster
Brett Armstrong ... Brett
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Storyline

Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun. Written by Matthew Patay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,852, 11 February 2001

Gross USA:

$19,402,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,086,706
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Zahn (Wayne) and Amanda Peet (Judith) both appeared in movies with George Clooney, the latter twice. Zahn appeared in "Out of Sight" (1998) and Peet appeared in "One Fine Day" (1996) and "Syriana" (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Sandy agrees to have dinner with Darren, they go to The Cannery Seafood House. The scene in which Sandy throws Darren into the water was shot just outside the restaurant. Then, after Sandy jumps in to save Darren, they both walk up on the east end of Jericho Beach, near Jericho Tennis Club. The actual distance between the restaurant and Jericho Beach is approximately 8 miles! See more »

Quotes

J.D.: COME ON AH YEEEEEEEH-HA!
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Crazy Credits

At the end there is a concert with Neil Diamond and all the actors and the end titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

R-Rated DVD/VHS release includes about 4 minutes of added footage, consisting mainly of two scenes, one in a Subway restaurant where JD is showing his trainees to his boss, and another in a laundromat where Darren and Sandy are drying their clothes after falling in the water. Also, 3 uses of the word "fuck" are added, among other dialogue, and the scene with the hookers playing ping-pong has them topless, rather than wearing the bras they had in the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References The Crush (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like To Move It
Written by Mark Quashie and Erick Morillo
Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring Stuntman The Mad (as The Mad Stunt Man)
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records LLC
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User Reviews

 
Don't believe the (negative) hype
16 June 2002 | by timon74See all my reviews

Honest to God I really thought I would hate this movie. The reviews were all awful, they changed the title for the UK release & tried to sneak it out unnoticed. I even had it recommended to me based on the fact it has a cameo appearence by Neil Diamond! That aside I watched it anyway and loved it. Yes, the acting is really over the top. Yes, it's all sub-American Pie humour. Yes, you can see (most of) the jokes coming from a clear mile away. But, to be honest, none of that matters because it's just funny. If you've seen Jack Black or Steve Zahn in anything you know what to expect here because they are the stars. If there is any justice in this world Hollywood exec's will not read the reviews or look at the box office figures and they will work together again. It simply has to be.


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