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.
When Ted Tally was writing the screenplay for the film, he suggested Jodie Foster for role of Clarice Starling. Foster had been lobbying hard for the part, but when Jonathan Demme was hired to direct, he wanted Michelle Pfeiffer instead. Pfeiffer turned the part down, because she felt the film was ... ...
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
When agent Starling has her first interview with Hannibal Lector she is wearing colored nail polish. A shot of her hands after she runs out of the prison shows she is no longer wearing the nail polish.
After the Copyright notice and MPAA logo, a logo appears with the text "A Luta Continua". This is not a production company credit; instead, it's Portuguese for "The Struggle Continues" ("To be continued").
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)
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