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.
Jonathan Demme signed on as director after reading the novel.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
During the autopsy scene, they remove the bug cocoon from the victim and insert it into a small jar with the bug antenna pointing to the bottom of the jar. The next next shot shows Clarice pouring fluid into the jar with the antenna pointing up.
The ending scene continues throughout the entire credits
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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