FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. but her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.

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  1. Ted Tally


  2. Thomas Harris


  3. Jonathan Demme


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster

    Clarice Starling

  2. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    Hannibal Lecter

  3. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    Jack Crawford

  4. Ted Levine

    Ted Levine

    Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb

  5. Anthony Heald

    Anthony Heald

    Dr. Frederick Chilton

  6. Brooke Smith

    Brooke Smith

    Catherine Martin

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $272,742,922.00

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Release Information

  • January 30, 1991
  • February 1, 1991
    Theatrical (limited)
  • February 14, 1991
    R, Theatrical



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