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The Silence of the Lambs
To Enter The Mind Of A Killer She Must Challenge The Mind Of A Madman.
( Crime / Horror / Thriller )


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US Runtime: 118 min

Premiere Date:
Feb 13, 1991   [USA]
 
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
Writer: Ted Tally   [screenplay]
 
Producers: Gary Goetzman   [Executive Producer]
Ronald M. Bozman   [Producer]
Edward Saxon   [Producer]
Kenneth Utt   [Producer]
Grace Blake   [Associate Producer]
 
Music by Howard Shore
 
Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto
 
Edited by: Craig McKay
 
Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
 
Production Company: Orion Pictures Corporation
 


Cast:

Jodie Foster
Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn
Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald
Dr. Frederick Chilton
Ted Levine
Jame Gumb
Frankie Faison
Barney Matthews
Kasi Lemmons
Ardelia Mapp
Paul Lazar
Pilcher
Dan Butler
Roden
Lawrence T. Wrentz
Agent Burroughs
Don Brockett
Psychopath
Frank Seals Jr.
Brooding Psychopath
Stuart Rudin
Multiple Miggs
Masha Skorobogatov
Young Clarice Starling
Leib Lensky
Mr. Lang
James B. Howard
Boxing Instructor
Bill Miller
Mr. Brigham
Chuck Aber
Agent Terry
Gene Borkan
Oscar
Pat McNamara
Sheriff Perkins
Tracey Walter
Lamar
Adelle Lutz
TV Anchor Woman
Obba Babatundé
TV Anchor Man
George Michael
TV Sportscaster
Diane Baker
Senator Ruth Martin
Roger Corman
FBI Director Hayden Burke
 
Ron Vawter
FBI Special Agent Paul Krendler
Charles Napier
Lieutenant Boyle
Jim Dratfield
Senator Martin's Aide
D. Stanton Miranda
1st Reporter
Rebecca Saxon
2nd Reporter
Danny Darst
Sergeant Tate
Cynthia Ettinger
Officer Jacobs
Brent Hinkley
Officer Murray
Steve Wyatt
Airport Flirt
Alex Coleman
Sergeant Pembry
Andre B. Blake
Tall Memphis Cop
Chris Isaak
SWAT Commander
Daniel von Bargen
SWAT Communicator
Tommy Lafitte
SWAT Shooter
Josh Broder
EMS Attendant
Buzz Kilman
EMS Driver
Harry Northup
Mr. Bimmel
Lauren Roselli
Stacy Hubka
Lamont Arnold
Flower Delivery Man
Lawrence A. Bonney
FBI Instructor
Lynette Jenkins
Nurse (uncredited)
Ted Monte
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Jeff Busch
EMS Attendant (uncredited)
John Hall
State Trooper (uncredited)
Chris McGinn
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 

Crew:

Jeffrey T. Barabe
production assistant
Donna M. Belajac
additional casting: Pittsburgh
Staci A. Blagovich
extras casting: Pittsburgh
Andre B. Blake
production assistant
Michael Burke
electrician
Nzingha Clarke
apprentice film editor
John Crowder
location coordinator: Washington D.C.
Victoria Dee
production auditor
John Donohue
dolly grip
Russell Engels
gaffer
Richard Ericson
dialect consultant
Robin Fajardo
assistant to Mr. Utt
Paul Giorgi
stage manager
Gus Holzer
location coordinator: Bimini, Bahamas
Thomas A. Imperato
financial representative
Alan Jacques
projectionist
Tony C. Jannelli
camera operator
Mary A. Kelly
continuity
Patricia LaMagna
assistant: Ms. Foster
John Leonidas
transportation captain
Jay Levy
additional assistant camera
Annie Loeffler
locations
 
Bruce MacCallum
first assistant camera
Ann F. Markel
accounting assistant
Maria Alaina Mason
production assistant
Larry McConkey
steadicam operator
Michael McCue
locations
Raymond A. Mendez
moth wrangler and stylist
Cristie Miele
dog trainer
Billy Miller
key grip
Matt Miller
grip
Walt Oggier
police consultant
David Orr
color timer
Brian S. Osmond
camera trainee
Lucas Platt
assistant to Mr. Demme
Dennis Radesky
transportation co-captain
John E. Rawlins
entomological consultant
Andrew Sands
assistant production coordinator
Steve Shareshian
assistant production auditor
Neri Kyle Tannenbaum
location manager
Hartsell Taylor
wardrobe supervisor
Gina White
production assistant
Benjamin Wilson
wardrobe assistant
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

c-5, inc.
sound effects and foleys produced at
General Camera Corporation
location services
J.G. Films Inc.
negative matching
M & Co.
main titles design
 
R/Greenberg Associates Inc.
titles and opticals
Sound One Corporation
sound mixed at
The Erickson Agency
extras casting: virginia
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Quotes:

  • Hannibal Lecter: Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center. Sounds charming.
    Clarice Starling: That's only part of the island. There's a very, very nice beach. Terns nest there. There's beautiful...
    Hannibal Lecter: [cuts her off] Terns? If I help you, Clarice, it will be "turns" for us too. I tell you things, you tell me things. Not about this case, though. About yourself. Quid pro quo. Yes or no? [pause] Yes or no, Clarice? Poor little Catherine is waiting.
    Clarice Starling: Go, doctor.
     
  • Jack Crawford: Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
     
  • Hannibal Lecter: Do you think he visualizes scenarios, exchanges... f**king?
    Clarice Starling: That doesn't interest me, Doctor, and frankly, it's... it's the sort of thing that Miggs would say.
    Hannibal Lecter: Not anymore.
     
  • Hannibal Lecter: You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desparately to shed? Pure West Virginia. What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamp? You know how quickly the boys found you... all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars...while you could only dream of getting out... getting anywhere... getting all the way to the FBI.
    Clarice Starling: You see a lot, Doctor.
     
  • Murray: Is it true what they're sayin', he's some kinda vampire?
    Clarice Starling: They don't have a name for what he is.
     

Trivia:

  • After the shootout with Gumb, Starling has partially burned gunpowder buried in the skin on the side of her face, the result of a near-miss. One name for this type of injury is "coal miner's tattoo" - a clever reference to the character's background.
     
  • In Hannibal's last words to Clarice before Dr. Chilton has her removed, he stresses the word "simplicity". This was not just an urging to her to keep things simple, but was a reference to the dress pattern company Simplicity.
     
  • Thomas Harris, author of the novel "The Silence of the Lambs" has never watched the film because he is afraid it will influence his writing.
     
  • The events in this film occur after the events in Manhunter. Although there are several characters common to both films, there are only two actors who appear in both movies. Ironically, both actors play different characters in both movies. Frankie Faison plays Lt Fisk in Manhunter and Barney in Silence of the Lambs, and Dan Butler plays an FBI fingerprint expert in Manhunter and an entomologist in Silence of the Lambs.
     
  • George A. Romero makes a cameo as the bearded man who accompanies Chilton and the two guards who forcibly remove Clarice Starling after her final meeting with Lecter.
     


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