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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.

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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 ... Himself
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:

They've sworn to save Silverman. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,351,569, 25 March 2001
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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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Trivia

Cast members Jack Black and Amanda Peet have both played characters who live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in Bruce Willis movies in which Willis played a hitman/killer-for-hire. Black appeared in "The Jackal" (1997) and Peet appeared in "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000), as well as its sequel, "The Whole Ten Yards" (2004), although the sequel did not take place in Montreal. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne and JD are showing Darren their graph on the dock, Wayne claims that their "fun level" has dropped to eight. Yet when Wayne is pointing this out, he points above the ten line. Eight would, rather obviously, be below this line. See more »

Quotes

[Wayne and J.D. are discussing what's happened to Darren]
Wayne: She didn't like the way his ass looked, so she made him get butt cheek implants.
J.D.: I thought his ass looked tighter!
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Evil Woman
Written by Jeff Lynne
Produced by Warren Fitzgerald
Performed by The Vandals
Courtesy of Kung Fu Records
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R-rated version review!
14 October 2001 | by Christopher SmithSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out in theaters and I loved it. Then a few days ago, I rented the R-rated version of this movie and laughed even more than I did during the PG-13 version. I have had a lot of my friends say that this movie sucked and then I'd show them the R-rated version and they would quickly change their minds. Some of them rushed out of my house to go buy the R-rated version. I know that the rating shouldn't make the movie funnier, but it does. In my opinion, there is no such things as too racy when you are trying to make people laugh. That is what the R-rated version does. It has tons of added racy footage that makes the film funnier because it makes me laugh more. I'm not saying that just being crude is funny, I'm saying that when the crude content is used right, it can be funny and it is funny here. I now own both the R-rated version and the PG-13 version and both of them make me laugh, yet it's the R-rated one that makes me laugh harder. Steve Zahn and Jack Black get more screen time in the R-rated version. It's a good thing too because I thought that the PG-13 version gave Amanda Peet and Jason Biggs way too much screen time. Now everyone gets a fair amount of screen time. It's better that way. It's also a better film that way.


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