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Hannibal Poster

MPAA Rating:
[strong gruesome violence‚ some nudity and language]

US Runtime: 131 min

Premiere Date:
Feb 09, 2001   [USA]
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Mamet   [screenplay]
Steven Zaillian   [screenplay]
Producers: Branko Lustig   [Executive Producer]
Dino De Laurentiis   [Producer]
Martha Schumacher   [Producer]
Ridley Scott   [Producer]
Terry Needham   [Associate Producer]
Lucio Trentini   [Line Producer]
Music by Hans Zimmer
Mel Wesson   [ambient music]
Klaus Badelt   [additional music]
Patrick Cassidy   [additional music]
Steve Jablonsky   [additional music]
Geoff Zanelli   [additional music]
Cinematography: John Mathieson
Edited by: Pietro Scalia
Production Companys: Dino De Laurentiis Productions
Scott Free Productions
Universal Pictures


Anthony Hopkins
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Giancarlo Giannini
Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi
Gary Oldman
Mason Verger
Ray Liotta
Paul Krendler
Frankie Faison
Barney Matthews
Francesca Neri
Allegra Pazzi
Zeljko Ivanek
Dr. Cordell Doemling
Hazelle Goodman
Evelda Drumgo
David Andrews
FBI Agent Clint Pearsall
Francis Guinan
FBI Director Noonan
James Opher
DEA Agent Eldridge
Enrico Lo Verso
Ivano Marescotti
Carlo Deogracias
Fabrizio Gifuni
Matteo Deogracias
Alex Corrado
Marco Greco
Terry Serpico
Officer Bolton
Boyd Kestner
FBI Special Agent Hayden Burke
Peter Shaw
FBI Agent John Brigham
Kent Linville
Geoffrey the FBI Mail Boy
Don McManus
Assistant Mayor Benny Holcombe
Harold Ginn
Larkin Wayne
William Powell-Blair
FBI Agent
Aaron Craig
Il Mostro Detective
Andrea Piedimonte
Agent Benetti
Ennio Coltorti
Ian Iwataki
Young Boy in Plane
Mark Margolis
Perfume Expert
Ajay Naidu
Perfume Expert
Kelly Piper
Perfume Expert
Bruce MacVittie
FBI Tech/Lecter's Letter
Andrew C. Boothby
Police Officer
Kenneth W. Smith
Police Sergeant
Judie Aronson
News Reporter
Tom Trigo
News Reporter
Sam Wells
News Reporter
Ric Young
News Reporter
Joseph M. West Jr.
News Reporter
Roberta Armani
Johannes Kiebranz
Mr. Konie
Bruno Lazzaretti
Danielle de Niese
Robert Randolph Caton
Upscale Business Man (uncredited)
Jamie Harrold
Baltimore State Forensic Hospital Caretaker (uncredited)
Gano Grills
Red Scarf Gang Banger (uncredited)
Heidi Burger
Shopper (uncredited)


Peter Albert
second video assist operator
David Appleby
key grip
Charles Thomas Baxter
location manager
John Francis Black II
accounting clerk
Kaz Boyle
assistant: Mr. Zimmer
Phil Bray
still photographer
Gary Burritt
negative cutter
Stephanie Corsalini
casting associate
Marco Cuzzupoli
assistant camera
Tonia Davall
music contractor
Danielle de Niese
singer: soprano
James Michael Dooley
additional music arranger
Billy Dowd
extras casting
Robert Drwila
apprentice editor
Clay Duncan
assistant: Mr. Zimmer
David M. Dunlap
camera operator
Catharine Fletcher Incaprera
set costumer
Bruce Fowler
musician: solo trombone
Bruce Fowler
supervising orchestrator
Walt Fowler
additional orchestrator
Bernardo Galli
accounts runner: Italy
Rebecca Gatrell
assistant music engineer
Niko Godfrey
additional production assistant
Dale E. Grahn
color timer
Gavin Greenaway
Rupert Gregson-Williams
conductor: choir
Rob Harris
unit publicist
Bart Hendrickson
samples coordinator: score
Michael R. Kern
production accountant
Jeremy Knaster
dimmer operator
Bruno Lazzaretti
singer: tenor
Mitchell Andrew Lillian
key grip
James Linville
assistant production accountant
Thomas Loizeaux
additional camera operator: Richmond, VA
Harvey Lowry
operations manager: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Mahnaz Mary Mahdavi
post-production accountant
Charlie Marroquin
best boy grip
Norma Marie Mascia
local contact: Rome
Daniele Massaccesi
steadicam operator
Ladd McIntosh
additional orchestrator
Daniela Merlo
dialogue coach
Tim Monich
dialect coach
Yvonne S. Moriarty
additional orchestrator
Joleen Neighbours
Moore stand-in
Harrison Palmer
Ian Quiles
production assistant
Terence Rowley
assistant: Anthony Hopkins
Marco Sacerdoti
focus puller
Pietro Scalia
music producer
Ridley Scott
executive music producer
Wesley Sewell
associate editor
Burton Sharp
adr group coordinator
Robert Spencer
best boy rigging electric
Cheryl A. Stone
Rex M. Teese
apprentice editor
Miles Teves
key designer: Captive Audience Productions
Miles Teves
key sculptor: Captive Audience Productions
Martin Tillman
musician: cello
Bill Timoney
adr loop group
Maria Tortu
assistant costume designer
Eric Turner
assistant camera
Beth Vitallo
assistant to Ridley Scott
Mel Wesson
ambient music designer
Alexander Witt
director of photography: second unit
Nick Wollage
assistant music engineer
Chisako Yokoyama
first assistant editor
Hans Zimmer
music producer
Robert Zorella
production assistant: Washington D.C.

Special Effects:

Keith Vanderlaan’s Captive Audience Productions
special make-up effects
Mill Films Ltd. (I)
visual effects

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


Tech Info:

Arriflex III / Arriflex 435 / Arriflex 535 B / J-D-C Cameras / Moviecam Compact Cameras
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm - Kodak 5245, 5246, & 5279
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • Hannibal Lecter: On a similar note I must confess to you, I'm giving very serious thought... to eating your wife.
  • Clarice Starling: I wasn't speaking to you, Mr. Krendler. When I speak to you, you'll know it because I'll look at you.
  • Paul Krendler: Jesus, Starling, what are you doing sitting in the dark?
    Clarice Starling: Thinkin' about cannibalism.
  • Mason Verger: So what do ya think, Cordell? Does Lecter want to f**k her or kill her or eat her alive?
    Cordell Doemling: Probably all three, though I wouldn't want to predict in what order.
  • Hannibal Lecter: Bowels in or bowels out?


  • In Florence, where part of the movie was shot, it is possible to buy a sort of tourist guide called: "Hannibal Lecter. Visit the places of the city where he was."
  • According to the film's cinematographer John Mathieson, three separate endings were filmed. The filmmakers, unsure as to whether the ending of Harris' novel would work for the movie, filmed three versions: one for Harris, one for producer Dino De Laurentiis, and one for Ridley Scott.
  • The "Top Ten Most Wanted List" from the FBI's website shows Hannibal at number one. All the other people shown were from the real list.
  • The name of Francesca Neri's character, "Allegra Pazzi," is Italian for "Happy Madmen".
  • The piano music Anthony Hopkins plays is one of his own compositions.

Credits Fun:

  • After the credits, we hear Lecter say "Ta ta, H.", the closing line of the post-script in his letter to Clarice.
  • As the opening credits end, Hannibal's face can be seen in the formation of pigeons on the ground before they fly away.


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