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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.

Director:

Ezio Greggio

Writer:

Ezio Greggio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezio Greggio Ezio Greggio ... Antonio Motel
Dom DeLuise ... Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza
Billy Zane ... Jo Dee Fostar
Joanna Pacula ... Lily Wine
Charlene Tilton ... Jane Wine
Martin Balsam ... Det. Martin Balsam
Stuart Pankin ... Insp. Pete Putrid
John Astin ... The Ranger
Phyllis Diller ... Old Secretary
Bubba Smith ... Olaf
Larry Storch ... Sergeant
Rip Taylor ... Mr. Laurel
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Motel (The Mother)
Nedra Volz ... Ranger's Wife
Andre Rosey Brown ... Motorcycle Cop (as Rosey Brown)
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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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Taglines:

Slark, raving comedy.

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 March 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silence of the Hams See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Dante: dying man on the street. See more »

Quotes

Jo: Maybe that lady didn't kill her, maybe it was a mistake
Lily Wine: Oh, if only it were...
Jo: That's right, maybe Antonio killed her
Lily Wine: No...
Jo: Or she could have got run over by a truck
Lily Wine: No!
Jo: She could have got eaten by a cannibal, on a California vacation... any one of these, really... OR...
Lily Wine: Gasps
Jo: There's always the possibility of being torn to shreds by a harvester
Lily Wine: wraps her hands around Joe's throat to choke him
[...]
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References Spaceballs (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

O SOLE MIO
Sung by Dennis McNeil
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Excellent comedy!
1 April 2002 | by trumputteSee 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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