R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Claire Danes was suggested for the role of Clarice Starling by Jodie Foster.
Aren't you curious why he dines on his victims?
Paul Krendler: And what's the point of that? What, are you writing a book or you catching a crook?
In the Fish Market scene near the end when Evelda and Clarice have the shoot out, Evelda's blue scarf is in a different position from when she is shooting the gun, to the next scene when she is shot by Clarice.
After fading to black, the alternate ending features a new voiceover-- Hannibal: Clarice, would you ever say to me, "Stop. If you really love me you'll stop?" Clarice: Not in a thousand years. Hannibal: Not in a thousand years? That's my girl.
Among scenes removed from the final cut that may show up in the television version is a time filler in which Lecter picks up Krendler's dog and talks to it while going over flower arrangements for his party.
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