The Silence of the Lambs

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In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford Scott Glenn wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various ...
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In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford Scott Glenn wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mark Deming
With Silence of the Lambs, director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ted Tally, working from the Thomas Harris novel, peel back the layers on the horrors of everyday life and childhood, which begin to loom as large as their villain Hannibal Lecter's more outlandish crimes. Justice is served, but we feel no safer as a result. The Silence of the Lambs won all five major Academy awards, one of only three films in history to do so (the others were It Happened One Night (1934) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)). Jodie Foster's tightly wound Clarice and Anthony Hopkins' Chianti-and-fava-bean-loving Lecter have become classic movie performances, and the film has taken its place as one of the most complicated and unnerving psychological horror movies. Horror films fans will also want to keep an eye peeled for cameos by directors George A. Romero and Roger Corman.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
It has been a good long while since I have felt the presence of Evil so manifestly demonstrated as in the first appearance of Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2001
  • UPC: 027616774637
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodie Foster Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald Dr. Frederick Chilton
Brooke Smith Catherine Martin
Ted Levine Jame Gumb
Diane Baker Senator Ruth Martin
Kasi Lemmons Ardelia Mapp
Charles Napier Lt. Boyle
Roger Corman FBI Director Hayden Burke
George A. Romero
Chuck Aber Agent Terry
Lamont Arnold Flower Delivery Man
Obba Babatunde TV Anchor Man
Daniel Von Bargen SWAT Communicator
Andre B. Blake Tall Memphis Cop
Lawrence A. Bonney FBI Instructor
Gene Borkan Oscar
Don Brockett Friendly Psychopath
Josh Broder EMS Attendant
Dan Butler Roden
Alex Coleman Sgt. Pembry
Bill Dalzell III Distraught Memphis Cop
Danny Darst Sgt. Tate
Chad Dowdell Scared Man (uncredited)
Jim Dratfield Senator Martin's Aide
David Earle Spooked Memphis Cop
Cynthia Ettinger Officer Jacobs
Frankie R. Faison Barney
Howard Feuer
John Hall State Trooper
Brent Hinkley Officer Murray
James B. Howard Boxing Instructor
Chris Isaak SWAT Commander
Buzz Kilman EMS Driver
Tommy LaFitte SWAT Shooter
Jeffrie Lane Clarice's Father
Paul Lazar Pilcher
Leib Lensky Mr. Lang
Adelle Lutz TV Anchor Woman
Pat McNamara Sheriff Perkins
George Michael TV Sportscaster
Bill Miller Mr. Brigham
Harry Northrup Mr. Bimmel
Jim Roche TV Evangelist
Lauren Roselli Stacy Hubka
Stuart Rudin Miggs
Rebecca Saxon 2nd Reporter
Red Schwartz Mr. Lang's Driver
Frank Seals Jr. Brooding Psychopath
Masha Skorobogatov Young Clarice
Stanton-Miranda 1st Reporter
Kenneth Utt Dr. Akin
Ron Vawter Paul Krendler
Tracey Walter Lamar
Lawrence T. Wrentz Agent Burroughs
Steve Wyatt Airport Flirt
Technical Credits
Jonathan Demme Director, Screenwriter
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Grace Blake Associate Producer
Ron Bozman Producer
Howard Feuer Casting
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Tim Galvin Art Director
Gary Goetzman Executive Producer
Craig McKay Editor
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
Edward Saxon Producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Ted Tally Screenwriter
Kenneth Utt Producer
Kristi Zea Production Designer
Thomas Earl Harris Source Author
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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great edition for great movie

    Finally a special edition for the silence of the lambs that is well worth it. Comes with hours of extras including features never before released. Can't wait to see Hannibal Rising although probably wont live up to the book like Hannibal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The exquisite Hannibal

    "I love the suit." Quoth Hannibal Lector to the Ms. Senator after some inapporiate comments. The ultimate bad guy, real or imagined, Lector surpasses Manson as the lethal lovable mass murderder as he makes an ingenious phsychological manipulation of Agent Clarice Starling to go after Buffalo Bill and to pay off some old debts he had against the world. Great conclusion! Never a better horror movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!

    I, for one, am completely obsessed with this movie. Anthony Hopkins does a fantastic job with this he's insane (pun). The relationship between Starling and Lecter is phenominal. Watch this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Thank you for your info. I really appreciate it. I did a bit of searching me too and now i can enjoy this good song. thanks again !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buffalo Bill's Dance Song

    The song that is playing when Buffalo Bill is dancing and singing to is called ''Goodbye Horses'' by Q. Lazzarus. I did a bit of searching myself and when I found out I thought I would share the info with you. Hope you enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whats the Name of the Song and the Group Singing It?

    There is a song in this movie - during the part where the killer is getting dressed - its a great tune - hard driving song - anyone know who the group is and the name of the tune? Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unbeatable

    In my opinion, the best fil ever made!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie deserves more than an Oscar!

    Jodie Foster delivers what could be the best performance of her life as FBI trainee Clarice Starling. Scott Glenn plays FBI agent Jack Crawford, who is on the look for on-the-loose killer Buffalo Bill. Jack decides to send Starling into a prision to try to get answers from charming Serial Killer Dr. Hannibal Lector (played really good by Anthony Hopkins). Hannibal talkes to Clarice, which never happened to anyone else before. Hannibal leads the FBI on a chase, but Clarice is told the ''real details'', although it's a mind game. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, and director Johnathan Demme give oscar winning performances that got the best Picture of the Year. This movie is thrilling and heart-pounding. When Hannibal is sent to another prision about halfway through, something happens that you WILL NOT leave your seat for. The final climax is great! DEFINATLY see it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

    This guy is great, Anthony Hopkins (oscar winner Silence of the lambs) gives a performance that could make you wet the bed. He plays as Dr. Hannibal Lector. When we first see Hannibal Lector he is already in prison. We don't really get told alot of how he was caught (watch ''Manhunter''). As the movie progresses and we see a nicer side of Hannibal we subconsciously believe he is not a terrible person. Well all until he kills 2 guards and escapes(That act leads to the movie Hannibal). Alltogether though, manhunter is more focussed on Hannibal Lector while silence of the lambs is focussed on the kidnapper who we also find a little abnormal. watch the movie to get your socks knocked off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2001

    VERY GOOD + SCARY

    Where to start. Well this movie is very scary. I loved it, I love a good scare, but Damn this is a really really gory + scary movie. Be warned. If you don't like gory scary movies don't buy it. If you do than buy it.

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