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... ...
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
At the Memphis airport, Lt. Boyle introduces Sgt. Pembry to Dr. Lecter as "Sgt. Petry".
The producers wish to thank Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Bufa's.
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)