Evil Woman (2001) - Synopsis
Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), Wayne Le Fessier (Steve Zahn) and J. D. McNugent (Jack Black) have been best friends since the fifth grade. From grade school (when they were all picked on), to high school (when Wayne played on the football squad, J. D. was the team's mascot and Darren was its star cheerleader), to today (rocking side by side in "Diamonds in the Rough," their Neil Diamond cover band), these guys have always stuck together. Now, enter Judith (Amanda Peet), a great-looking but cold-hearted and manipulative psychiatrist who digs her claws into sweet-natured Darren, snatches him from the friendship… and even breaks up the band.
First, J. D. and Wayne attempt to distract Darren by reuniting him with his high school love, Sandy (Amanda Detmer), who in only a short time plans to take her religious vows and become a nun. But the stranglehold Judith has on Darren is too strong. In a desperate and hilarious last-ditch attempt to save their friend from Judith's grip-and after receiving some ill-advised help from their take-no-prisoners high school football coach (R. Lee Ermey)- Wayne and J. D. kidnap Judith and fake her death, leaving Darren free to fall for Sandy.
Judith, however, doesn't stay down for long. Demonstrating cunning and kick-ass karate moves that leave her captors in the dust, Judith escapes and pulls Darren back under her control.
But just before the contentious couple takes their wedding vows, a hero arrives in an unexpected form-Neil Diamond, in his first film in 20 years, who is recruited by J. D. and Wayne to help save the day.
Columbia Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Present, "in association with NPV Entertainment," An Original Film Production, Evil Woman (aka Saving Silverman). The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz (Skulls, The (2000), Blue Streak (1999), Cruel Intentions (1999), Urban Legend (1998), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)). Executive producers are Bruce Berman (Matrix, The (1999), Analyze This (1999), Three Kings (1999)), Bernie Goldmann, Brad Luff (urban legend (1998), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)) and Peter Ziegler. Warren Carr (Romeo Must Die (2000), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Happy Gilmore (1996)) is co-producer. The screenplay is by Greg DePaul & Hank Nelken. The creative team includes director of photography Arthur Albert, production designer Michael S. Bolton (Romeo Must Die (2000)), costume designer Melissa Toth (You Can Count on Me (2000)) and editor Debra Neil-Fisher, A. C. E. (Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)). Evil Woman is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for crude and sexual humor, language and thematic material.