The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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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.

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Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)

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Trivia

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.


Quotes

FBI instructor: Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.


Goofs

When Starling tries to get into the self-storage facility, the gloves disappear from her lap.


Crazy Credits

There is a 'Moth Wrangler/Make-Up' listed in the crew list.


Alternate Versions

The Finnish VHS version removes Hannibal Lecter beating Pembry against the cell's bars, and spraying liquid to his eyes (along with the shots of the cuffed guard screaming Jesus Christ!, and a shot of him trying to break loose). 2. Lecter beating a guard with a nightstick several times (reduced from six hits to one!). 3. A outdrawn sequence that comes right after Lecter has whacked the guards (where he plays music and walks across the dead guard's body) is completely removed (along with Lecter's dialogue Ready when you are, sergeant Pembry). 4. Right after Buffalo Bill is shot by Clarice Starling there is a long-lasting (about fifteen secs) shot of his bloody dead body, that in the cut version is not that long anymore.


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Hip Priest
(1981)
Performed by
The Fall
Written by Mark E. Smith (as M.E. Smith), Marc Riley (as M. Riley), Steve Hanley (as S. Hanley), Craig Scanlon (as C. Scanlon), and Paul Hanley (as P. Hanley)
Courtesy of Situation Two / Beggars Banquet Records Limited

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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