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The Silence of the Hams (1994)

Il silenzio dei prosciutti (original title)
The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.

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Ezio Greggio

Writer:

Ezio Greggio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezio Greggio Ezio Greggio ... Antonio Motel
Dom DeLuise ... Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza
Billy Zane ... Jo Dee Fostar
Joanna Pacula ... Lily Wine
Charlene Tilton ... Jane Wine
Martin Balsam ... Det. Martin Balsam
Stuart Pankin ... Insp. Pete Putrid
John Astin ... The Ranger
Phyllis Diller ... Old Secretary
Bubba Smith ... Olaf
Larry Storch ... Sergeant
Rip Taylor ... Mr. Laurel
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
Nedra Volz ... Ranger's Wife
Andre Rosey Brown ... Motorcycle Cop (as Rosey Brown)
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Storyline

A rookie FBI agent, Jo Dee Foster (Billy Zane), has been assigned to work on the case of the Psycho Killer, a killer who has killed over 120 people. But to find out more about the Psycho Killer, Jo is forced to meet Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza (Dom DeLuise), a famous doctor turned cannibal who ate pizzas with human body parts. Meanwhile, Jo's girlfriend, Jane Wine (Charlene Tilton), has just stolen $400,000 in cash from her money-hungry boss, Mr. Laurel (Rip Taylor), so she and Jo can be happy, but gets lost in a really horrible storm, caused mostly by a special effects crew behind her car, and stops at the Cemetery Motel, where the owner, Antonio Motel (Ezio Greggio), is dominated by his insane mother ('Shelly Winters'). Written by Will

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Slark, raving comedy.

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 March 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silence of the Hams See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Brooks: The director and actor makes a brief uncredited cameo in the film as a checkout guest. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: The tension was so thick, and the music so pretentious, they knew they must be getting close...
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Spoofs Police Academy (1984) See more »

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PUSH/PULL
Written and Produced by Chris Many and Geoff Levin
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A Great Comedy
21 April 2000 | by musician76See all my reviews

I rented this movie hearing that it was really funny. And it was. It was like airplane, full of stupid comedy. Which is what i enjoy watching. My favorite line in the whole play is when Dom Deluise is asking JO DEE Foster about the ham. Another great part is Martin Balsam when he makes his way into old house just like he did in Psycho. Then he says as he opens the door 'I think i've done this before.' Hilarious, its kind of like Mel Brooks 'High Anxiety.' Only better. GO and rent it.


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