R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Sir Sean Connery was Jonathan Demme's first choice to play Hannibal Lecter, but he turned the part down. Connery did a similar thriller, called Just Cause (1995), where Ed Harris played a serial killer. The film was neither a critical, nor commercial smash like this film.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
Nearly all the vehicles in the film have inspection stickers in the windshield indicating registration in Pittsburgh, PA, where none of the action takes place.
The ending scene continues throughout the entire credits
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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