Up 225 this week

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

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  11 March 1994 (Italy)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 3,991 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 7 critic

The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.



0Check in

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
a list of 21 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
a list of 46 titles
created 29 Mar 2014
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Aug 2014
a list of 42 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Silence of the Hams (1994)

The Silence of the Hams (1994) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Silence of the Hams.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol
Screw Loose (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The owner of an Italian natural food company has a heart attack and asks his son, Bernardo, to find the man who saved his life in World War II and bring him to his deathbed. He does so and ... See full summary »

Director: Ezio Greggio
Stars: Ezio Greggio, Mel Brooks, Julie Condra
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

Director: Pat Proft
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Leslie Nielsen once again plays a bumbling detective in the vein of the 'Naked Gun' movies, but this time as Marshall Richard 'Dick' Dix. When odd reports are received through official ... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Ophélie Winter, Ezio Greggio
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

Director: Joe Nussbaum
Stars: Martin Hynes, Lisa Jakub, Jason Peck
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.

Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino
Silence of the Hams (TV Movie 1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Peter Wynne
Stars: Daryl Somers, Ernie Carroll, Rhonda Burchmore
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Italian immigrant Joe is hired by mobster Vince to kill a witness before he can testify against him. Joe dresses up as a policeman to be able to get close to his victim, but he's mistaken ... See full summary »

Director: Ezio Greggio
Stars: Ezio Greggio, Jessica Lundy, Rudy De Luca


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezio Greggio ...
Lily Wine
Jane Wine
Det. Martin Balsam
Insp. Pete Putrid
The Ranger
Mr. Laurel
Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
Ranger's Wife
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Motorcycle Cop (as Rosey Brown)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Slark, raving comedy.


Comedy | Thriller


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:







Release Date:

11 March 1994 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Silence of the Hams  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Even though the title of the movie spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991), almost the entire movie is a spoof the movie Psycho (1960). Both films were inspired by Ed Gein. See more »


Mother: My son is alive? Who the fuck did I kill?
See more »


References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »


Written and Produced by Chris Many and Geoff Levin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Great Comedy
21 April 2000 | by (Michigan) – See 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.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
quotes Zuhs
Ezio Greggio dario10
Is this the movie that has these lines savair1
Video review of Hams ThatMOVIENut
Discuss The Silence of the Hams (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: