R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young FBI 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 Anthony Hopkins improvised the fast slurping-type sound that Hannibal Lecter does. He did it spontaneously during filming, and everyone thought it was great. Jonathan Demme became annoyed with it after a while, but denied his irritation.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
when Clarice is chasing Bill through the house the audience can hear the girl in the hole screaming "I'm down here", how did she know someone else was in the house, Clarice never announced herself until after she heard the girl screaming...
There is a 'Moth Wrangler/Make-Up' listed in the crew list.
Criterion's Special Edition on DVD features outtake footage not included in the theatrical version, including:
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