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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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Lily Wine
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Jane Wine
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Det. Martin Balsam
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Insp. Pete Putrid
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The Ranger
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Olaf
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Sergeant
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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.

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Comedy | Thriller

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11 March 1994 (Italy)  »

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The Silence of the Hams  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Balsam, playing a detective who shares his name, spoofs his role as Milton Arbogast in Psycho (1960). 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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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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O SOLE MIO
Sung by Dennis McNeil
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Good Spoof
29 May 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It is an true art form to make a good parody, an art form that Mel Brooks perfected. And even if Mel Brooks has a brief cameo, it is Ezio Greggio that is the mastermind of this one. And though he don't reach the heights of Brooks, he and the rest of the cast and crew delivers a good parody. The base for the parody is Silence of the Lambs and Psycho, but some other movies get spoofed along the way.

In a movie as this it is the jokes that is the essence of it all. One can't really talk of a coherent plot nor is the cast performance the major part. Note however that the performance is not bad, but it is more fun to try to recognize each actor/actress instead, as it is used in some jokes. Now, the joke part, I think that the major part of the jokes and spoofs was very funny. Some didn't work, and some too predictable to produce much laughter. However, all in all, the jokes were good and well worth the time spent watching the movie.

7/10


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