Saving Silverman

February 9th, 2001


Saving Silverman

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Still of Steve Zahn, Jason Biggs, Neil Diamond and Jack Black in Saving SilvermanDarren, Wayne & J.D.Jaime King at event of Saving SilvermanJudith arm-wrestles WayneAmanda Peet stars as the manipulative JudithWayne & J.D.

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 5.7/10 (21,857 voted)

Critic's Score: 22/100

Director: Dennis Dugan

Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black

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.

Writers: Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul

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 - Minister
Colin Foo - Old Man
Chris Logan - Vageet
Esme Lambert - Raccoon Woman
Max Fomitchev - Mime
Tony Parsons - Newscaster
Brett Armstrong - Brett

Taglines: 2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR

Release Date: 9 February 2001

Filming Locations: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,411,852 (USA) (11 February 2001) (2467 Screens)

Gross: $19,351,569 (USA) (25 March 2001)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina:  | USA: (special edition)  | USA: (R-rated version)

Did You Know?

The Coach's motto to his students, "If you can dream it, you can do it" is actually a quote originally said by Walt Disney.

Continuity: When Wayne shoots the mother raccoon, it shows her lying on her left side with the dart in her right leg. The next time she is shown, she's lying on her right side and the dart is in her left leg.

J.D.: You've been pinching loaves on the lawn? I play croquet out there!

User Review

Funniest movie since Dangerfield's 'Back to School'!


Reading the other review, I just had to post the opposing viewpoint. I am a 58-yr-old well-educated woman, so go figure...I just HOWLED at this movie, I had tears running down my face. Haven't laughed this much and so unexpectedly since Rodney Dangerfield's antics in 'Back to School'. The sight gags were dead on, the whole premise of the loser worshippers of N. Diamond was hysterical and milked to perfection, and the send-up of misogyny was perfectly done. Actually, these three hapless fools were just perfectly pathetic and loveable in their own ways. The acting was wonderful....Amanda Peet was wickedly funny, and all three male stars were equally crass and deliciously low-down. Jack Black as usual was unnervingly disgusting and real. Neal Diamond was a wonderful parody of himself, without being condescending...he fit the spirit of the movie to a 'T'. The ending was great, reminiscent of the 'feel good' ending of 'Back to School'. Whenever I feel blue, I watch this movie and just can't help laughing. Maybe it just wasn't British humor (referring to the previous review), but this is FUNNY stuff.


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