The Silence of the Lambs


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


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  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

  • February 14, 1991
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Ted Fraraccio

By Ted Fraraccio

Unlike a lot of viewers, I first saw The Silence of the Lambs at five years old. So, for me, The Silence of the Lambs is a childhood favorite. Some would say I had an unusual childhood, in this age where some people actually avoid R-rated movies like the plague. The fact that I saw Something Wild, which Jonathan Demme directed five years before The Silence of the Lambs, as well as the original Alien (alone at that), at the same age probably indicates that they were okay with me watching pretty much anything that wasn't rated X, though, honestly, I've never had any interest in... read the rest.

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