The Slammin’ Salmon is a straight DVD release directed by Kevin Heffernan and stars Michael Clarke Duncan alongside comedy troupe, Broken Lizard which includes Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. April Bowlby, Cobie Smulders, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Carrie Clifford complete the cast in this comedy which is released 17th May.
The movie focuses around a restaurant named Slammin’ Salmon which is owned by former boxer, The Champ (Clarke-Duncan) who needs to make $20 000 in one night to pay of a bet which he lost. He lays down the challenge to his table waiting team with a great prize for the person who brings in the highest total but whoever brings in the lowest will face a ‘broken rib sandwich’.
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.
I watched this movie with my wife and it was interesting to spot the places where I would laugh and where she did! Let’s just say I laughed a lot more than she did and i think that says a lot. This film is definitely aimed more at the mail audience with crude jokes and general silliness! I have to say that I did really enjoy it. The movie kept me entertained throughout with cameos from people like Lance Henriksen popping up throughout the evening. The fatch that the entire film is shot inside a restaurant sounds like it may be limited in it’s possibilties but the writers (the Broken Lizard crew above) keep your entertained for the full 94 minutes in which the movie runs.
I think Slammin’ Salmon is best watched at a lads evening where the drink is flowing and where you want to watch a silly movie that can be laughed at in a group. Michael Clarke Duncan plays his part of The Champ perfectly and the rest of the cast work around him to create a silly and entertaining movie throughout.
The Slammin’ Salmon is released 17th May and you can purchase it here.