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The Silence of the Hams (1994)
"Il silenzio dei prosciutti" (original title)

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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dr. Animal: Oh, I like you, Ms.
Joe: Mister.
Dr. Animal: Please, call me Doctor.
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PUSH/PULL
Written and Produced by Chris Many and Geoff Levin
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Not the best spoof, but not bad.
11 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

THE SILENCE OF THE HAMS

Wow... this is a blast from the past. I remember buying this movie on VHS when it first came out. It is a spoof of a lot of movies that were recent back when it was released. Some of the movies it parodies is The Slience of the Lambs, Psycho and Basic Instinct.

This is a good film, but its not the best parody I have ever seen. There are some really funny moments in it though. It is as stupid in places as expected from a film like this. But that is a good thing.

It has got a lot of famous faces in it too. Dom DeLuise plays the Hanibal Lector rip off, Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza. Billy Zane plays the FBI agent Jo Dee Fostar. It also has John Astin, Rip Taylor, Bubba Smith, Shelley Winters, John Carpenter, John Landis and Mel Brooks appearing.

Now I find there are too many spoofs out there now. It was all funny until Scary Movie 3 onwards. I am not a fan of Disaster Movie, Superhero Movie, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck etc... the only decent recent one was Meet the Spartans. I thought that was funny.

But back in the 80s and 90s, they were funny...

Like I said, this is not the best one... but still good and worth a watch.

I will give this film 6 out of 10.

The legendary Dom DeLuise is great all the time.

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