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.
Australia's Office of Film & Literature Classification (OFLC) originally gave the film an R-rating. The distributors lobbied for it be rated "M" without editing. The R-rating remained for two years, until the OFLC created a new film rating, "MA15+",... ...
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
Dr. Chilton, presumably a Psychiatrist, would not refer to Hanibal Lecter as a Psychopath, particularly to someone who allegedly majored in Psychology. Psychopathy is a term popularized by media and lay press. Lecter would be better classified as a Sociopath or as having Anti-Social Personality Disorder. Additionally, he would not necessarily be considered psychotic (commonly confused as the correct Psychiatric term for Psychopathy) as psychosis involves alterations of perception (e.g. Halluicinations).
The ending scene continues throughout the entire credits
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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