The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon “Slammin’” Salmon, now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ.
Who is in it? Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Jay Chandrasekhar, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jim Gaffigan, Vivica A. Fox, Morgan Fairchild, Lance Henriksen, Erik Stolhanske
Was it funny? Yes.
Would this movie be for every comedy fan? Yes.
Should you see it? Definitely.
I’ve been a fan of the Broken Lizard films since I saw Super Troopers (which was legendary). I saw a preview for this movie and really wanted to check it out, but I never saw it in theaters here in Kansas City and I actually forgot about it. I really didn’t want to lump this in with another comedy movie about waiters in a restaurant called ‘Waiting…’ starring Justin Long, Dane Cook and Ryan Reynolds (which is REALLY funny) but I found it hard not to compare the two.
Oh I’m insane. You should see me without my meds. My last job, didn’t take my meds one day… an hour later, I was walking around naked with peanut butter in my hair, telling people my name was Zongo. I delivered an old lady a cup of hot water with my balls in it.
The broken lizard guys did a pretty damn good job and all around this movie was pretty kick ass! We start out in a restaurant owned by an ex boxer played by Michael Clarke Duncan. Duncan ‘The Champ’ lost a bet to a member of the Yakuza for the sum of $20,000. He then puts the squeeze on the manager to raise the money in one night or he is going to kick his ass. The manager played by Kevin Heffernan (I’m sorry I just see Farva every time I see the guy) makes a contest that motivates his staff to sell big time.
I can’t really do this film justice, you just need to see it! I rate this movie a 7/10.
Official Nutshell-Movies Explanation
The Slammin’ Salmon (2009): The staff of a restaurant scrambles to earn cash so the owner can pay off a debt to the Yakuza.