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.
Within ten years of the release of this movie, the building used for the exterior of Lecter's asylum had been shut down and demolished. Footage from this movie was re-used to create the establishing shots used in Red Dragon (2002).
Starling! Starling! Crawford wants to see you in his office.
Clarice Starling: Thank you, sir.
A black string is attached to the back of the moth that lands on the red roll of string at Buffalo Bill's house. It's clearly visible in high definition.
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").
Criterion's Special Edition on DVD features outtake footage not included in the theatrical version, including:
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