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.
The second film to feature the character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the first being Manhunter (1986), where Hannibal's last name was spelled "Lecktor", just like in the books.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
When Clarice is shown in Belvedere, Ohio, she is on a bridge. Belvedere is not on a river, but Cross Creek runs through the town.
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)