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.
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 ... ...
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
When Clarice is interviewing Lecter, a padlock on his cell door goes from locked to unlocked between scenes.
There is a 'Moth Wrangler/Make-Up' listed in the crew list.
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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