- Anthony Heald, Anthony Hopkins, Don Brockett, Frank Seals Jr., Frankie Faison, George 'Red' Schwartz, Jeffrie Lane, Jodie Foster, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence A. Bonney, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Leib Lensky, Maria Skorobogatov, Scott Glenn, Stuart Rudin
- Jonathan Demme
- Crime, Drama, Thriller
- February 14, 1991
FBI trainee Clarice Starling works hard to advance her career, including trying to hide or put behind her West Virginia roots, of which if some knew would automatically classify her as being backward or white trash. After graduation, she aspires to work in the agency’s Behavioral Science Unit under the leadership of Jack Crawford. While she is still a trainee, Crawford does ask her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist imprisoned thus far for eight years in maximum security isolation for being a serial killer, he who cannibalized his victims. Clarice is able to figure out the assignment is to pick Lecter’s brains to help them solve another serial murder case, that of someone coined by the media as Buffalo Bill who has so far killed five victims, all located in the eastern US, all young women who are slightly overweight especially around the hips, all who were drowned in natural bodies of water, and all who were stripped of large swaths of skin. She also figures that Crawford…
Great movie. Two storylines. Two bad guys yet for some reason has you secretly rooting for Dr Lecter. During the search to find Buffalo Bill, Clarice Starling is wrapped in an emotional rollercoaster which makes it nearly impossible for the viewer not to be captivated. Enthralling from start to finish. An absolute masterpiece that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Timeless classic.