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.
Dino De Laurentiis, who had produced Manhunter (1986), passed on Silence of the Lambs because Manhunter had flopped. He gave the rights away free to Orion Pictures. He then went on to produce Red Dragon, its prequel.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
The military aircraft heading toward Calument City has California Air Guard on the side, which is not likely for planes coming from Virginia.
The ending scene continues throughout the entire credits
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