R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Originally, the film was to open with Clarice Starling and a male F.B.I. Agent in the middle of a drug bust. They were to burst into the room and make several arrests, then the bust would be revealed as a training exercise. Jodie Foster was able to convince Jonathan Demme to... ...
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
When Catherine Martin drives into the parking area, the killer looks right into the headlights of her car while wearing night-vision goggles, but he isn't blinded. Goggles of that time might have been permanently damaged. Newer goggles have automatic protection mechanisms.
The producers wish to thank Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Bufa's.
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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