The movie The Slammin’ Salmon got my attention because it has How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders, and Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy. It also has Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), Vivica A. Fox (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Morgan Fairchild (The Seduction), April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva, Two and a Half Men), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), and Olivia Munn (G4 TV, Greek cameo!). It will be available on DVD and Blu-ray™ on Tuesday, April 13th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Sadly, every review basically says it’s not any good. SIGH. Methinks this is similar to that Ryan Reynolds crapfest movie about being a waiter.
Directed by Kevin Heffernan, and released theatrically by Anchor Bay Films, The Slammin’ Salmon tells the story of a former heavyweight boxing champ turned restaurant owner (Duncan) who, indebted to the Japanese mob, challenges his waiters to sell more food in one night than they’ve ever sold before – or face a pummeling by the Champ!
Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resorts to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to up-sell 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.