R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
During location scouting for the house in which the serial killer Jame Gumb was living, Ted Levine (Jame Gumb) was amazed to discover that the house being considered was not only in the town where he grew up, but was literally next door to the house of his high school girlfriend.
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
When Jack Crawford is speaking to Clarice Starling from the C-130 traveling from Virginia to Illinois, the airplane banks to the left and "California Air Guard" is clearly on the side of the plane. It is highly unlikely that a plane from California would ferry anyone from Virginia to Illinois.
There is a 'Moth Wrangler/Make-Up' listed in the crew list.
For the TV network version, Miggs says to Clarice 'I can smell your scent' instead of 'I can smell your c*nt'. Lecter's reply "I myself cannot" is omitted.
$13,766,814 (USA) (15 February 1991)