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.
Originally, the film was to open with Clarice Starling and a male FBI agent in the middle of a drug bust. They were to burst into the room and make several arrests, then the bust would be revealed as a training exercise. Jodie Foster was able to convince Jonathan Demme to change the scene, because it had been done so many times before. Foster came up with the idea of opening with Starling running through the assault course. The drug bust training idea was still used, but after Clarice's first conversation with Lecter.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
Jack Crawford's collar pops in and out of his vest during a conversation with Clarice Starling.
The producers wish to thank Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Bufa's.
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)