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

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  11 March 1994 (Italy)
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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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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)_. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Animal: Call me A.
Joe: A?
Dr. Animal: Also, call me Doctor.
Joe: A Doctor.
Dr. Animal: Doctor A!
Joe: Right sorry, Doctor A.
Dr. Animal: Bingo.
Joe: Doctor A. Bingo?
Dr. Animal: Moving on.
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PUSH/PULL
Written and Produced by Chris Many and Geoff Levin
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Highly underrated
17 January 2001 | by (Linköping, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the best parody I've ever seen. I admit it's somewhat childish at times, but parodies shouldn't be serious.

This movie is full of details for which you have to see it many times to discover.

Before you see this movie, I recommend that you see Psycho and Silence of the lambs.


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