The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.


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  • Jodie Foster at an event for The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Jonathan Demme and Tracey Walter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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  • Jonathan Demme in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer was Jonathan Demme's first choice to play Clarice Starling, after the two worked on Married to the Mob (1988), becoming close collaborators. After a long "courting" period of Demme in pursuit, and Pfeiffer considering playing the role, she ultimately turned it down, as she thought the ... ...


Quotes

FBI instructor: Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.


Goofs

In reality, Clarice would not have been allowed to go see Dr. Lecter alone, as trainees must have a trained agent with them on interviews.


Crazy Credits

There is a 'Moth Wrangler/Make-Up' listed in the crew list.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

14 February 1991

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)

Gross:

$130,742,922 (USA)

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