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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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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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Mr. Laurel
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Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
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Ranger's Wife
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Motorcycle Cop (as Rosey Brown)
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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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Comedy | Thriller

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11 March 1994 (Italy)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Cast of the movie includes at least 6 known movie directors: Ezio Greggio (director himself), Joe Dante (dying man on a street) and John Carpenter (Trenchcoat Man, appearing in the same scene as Dante), Rudy De Luca (Malicious Mel, the Checkout Maniac), 'John Landis' (qw) (FBI Agent; Landis himself is known for casting other directors in his movies) and Mel Brooks (checkout guest). Also Dom DeLuise, John Astin, Tony Cox and Peter DeLuise, while primarily associated with acting all worked as directors at least once at the time of filming which makes it 10. If we also take into consideration Billy Zane, Sal Landi, David DeLuise, Lance Kinsey, Daniel McVicar, Rino Piccolo and Jeff Celentano then the final number of directors seen in the movie is 17. It might seem out of the blue addition, but The Silence of the Lambs (1991), of which this movie is a parody also features a large number of directors in the cast and a number of 6 is usually drawn (although it is 7 if we count Jonathan Demme, director of the movie himself). See more »

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Jane: Lily, I'm alive!
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Spoofs Total Recall (1990) See more »

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O SOLE MIO
Sung by Dennis McNeil
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Excellent comedy!
1 April 2002 | by (Sweden, Umeå) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie! it never takes a pause you just get pumped with absurd humor all the time through. Anyway many people dislike it very much, and i can understand them, this is not a movie for the average people. The humor is very special och sick! :)

So if you like unique and odd movies you should see it now!! and if you dont think you'll like it, see it anyway but be sure to stay up all night and turn it on, well sometime around 5:30 in the morning =)

Great film!


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