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.
For the film's sequel and prequel, characters appearing in the mental hospital were never re-cast: Anthony Heald returned in Red Dragon (2002), and Sir Anthony Hopkins and Frankie Faison returned for that film and Hannibal (2001). All of the FBI employees, however, were re-cast in the sequel and prequel: Jodie Foster was replaced by Julianne Moore, Scott Glenn with Harvey Keitel, and Ron Vawter with Ray Liotta.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
In the closing credits, thanks is given to The "Behavorial" Science Unit. The correct spelling is behavioral.
The ending scene continues throughout the entire credits
The scene where Miggs throws sperm at Clarice is shown from the different angle in the TV network version, so the audience can't really see what Miggs is throwing.
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)