Sneak Peek: Inside Broken Lizard's Next Film, Slammin' Salmon

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by | March 5, 2008 | Comments

The Broken Lizard boys have built a following out of their signature brand of fraternal comedy; RT brings you the scoop on their latest flick, The Slammin’ Salmon, straight from the set!

They’ve tackled law enforcement (Super Troopers); they’ve done horror-comedy (Club Dread); they’ve even tread the sudsy world of underground drinking contests (Beerfest). Now, the quintet popularly known as Broken Lizard — comprised of college buds Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske — have enlisted the help of Michael Clarke Duncan to bring you a comedy about the joys and sorrows of food service. We’ve got your first look at The Slammin’ Salmon here:

Broken Lizard Slammin' Salmon

In The Slammin’ Salmon, Broken Lizard’s fifth feature film and the first to be directed by Lizard Kevin Heffernan, the fivesome star as employees of a seafood restaurant owned by former heavyweight boxing champ Cleon “Slammin'” Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan). One night, Salmon inaugurates a competition among his waitstaff: the waiter who makes the most money in one evening wins $10,000; the loser wins a beating by Cleon Salmon himself.

Broken Lizard Slammin' Salmon

RT visited the set of The Slammin’ Salmon to observe filming and talk to the Lizards between scenes — but we can’t share that with you just yet! However, we can divulge five of the awesomest details about Slammin’ Salmon:

Awesome Thing #5: The Broken Lizards play waiters at the Slammin’ Salmon (with Heffernan as the house manager) and based many of their characters’ quirks on their own real-life jobs waiting tables.

Awesome Thing #4: Joining the Lizards in the cast are Vivica A. Fox, G4 hostess Olivia Munn, and Heroes‘ own Dr. Mohinder Suresh, Sendhil Ramamurthy

Awesome Thing #3: Cameo appearances include Lance Henriksen, Morgan Fairchild, Will Forte and Jim Gaffigan.

Awesome Thing #2: Michael Clarke Duncan on a horse.

Awesome Thing #1: Michael Clarke Duncan on a horse. (So good it counts twice. See below.)

Broken Lizard Slammin' Salmon

A release date is still TBA; check out more images in our photo gallery, and stay tuned for our extended set visit report on Slammin’ Salmon.

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