FBI trainee and UVA graduate Clarice Starling is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He assigns her to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, whose insight might prove useful in the pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill", who skins his female victims' corpses.
Starling travels to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where she is led by Dr. Frederick Chilton to Lecter's solitary quarters. Although initially pleasant and courteous, Lecter grows impatient with Starling's attempts at "dissecting" him and rebuffs her. As she is leaving, one of the prisoners flicks semen at her. Lecter, who considers this act "unspeakably ugly", calls Starling back and tells her to seek out an old patient of his. This leads her to a storage shed where she discovers a man's severed head with a sphinx moth lodged in its throat. She returns to Lecter, who tells her that the man is linked to Buffalo Bill. He offers to profile Buffalo Bill on the condition that he be transferred away from Chilton, whom he detests.
|Genre:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Produced By:||Edward Saxon, Grace Blake, Ronald M. Bozman, Kenneth Utt, Gary Goetzman|
|Directed By:||Jonathan Demme|
|Written By:||Thomas Harris, Ted Tally|
|Cast:||James B. Howard, Chuck Aber, Anthony Heald, John Hall, Brent Hinkley, Ted Levine, Chris McGinn, Tommy Lafitte, George A. Romero, Jim Dratfield, Ron Vawter, Lawrence A. Bonney, Edward Saxon, Charles Napier, Bill Dalzell, George 'Red' Schwartz, Cynthia Ettinger, Brooke Smith, John W. Iwanonkiw, Buzz Kilman, Steve Wyatt, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Danny Darst, Bill Miller, Chris Isaak, Harry Northup, Obba Babatundé, Maria Skorobogatov, Jeffrie Lane, Dan Butler, Lamont Arnold, Frankie Faison, Jim Roche, David Early, Kasi Lemmons, Daniel Von Bargen, D. Stanton Miranda, Alex Coleman, Ted Monte, Kenneth Utt, Roger Corman, Don Brockett, Mike Schaeffer, Gene Borkan, Pat McNamara, Andre B. Blake, Stuart Rudin, Jodie Foster, Tracey Walter, Leib Lensky, Paul Lazar, Lynette Jenkins, Scott Glenn, Lauren Roselli, Frank Seals Jr., Diane Baker, Adelle Lutz|
|In Theaters:||Feb 14, 1991|
|Runtime:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Production:||Strong Heart/Demme Production, Orion Pictures|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
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