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The Silence of the Lambs 1991 - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Frankie Faison, John W. Iwanonkiw, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter, George A. Romero, David Early, Don Brockett, Daniel von Bargen, Lamont Arnold, Jodie Foster, Darla, Kasi Lemmons, Roger Corman, Obba Babatundé, Paul Lazar, Gene Borkan, Adelle Lutz, Brent Hinkley, Stuart Rudin, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith, Anthony Heald, Obba Babatundé, Chuck Aber, Tommy Lafitte, Brian Miller, Cynthia Ettinger, Jason Menz, Lawrence T. Wrentz
Director(s): Jonathan Demme
Silence of the Lambs introduced many to Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins. Hannibal is asked to help catch a serial killer who skins his victims. A young FBI cadet, played by Jodie Foster, must watch her words and steps lest she falls into Hannibals" trap. Director: Jonathan Demme Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay) Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
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Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information.
Released on 1991
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, via thecultbox
Synopsis:FBI trainee Clarice Starling works hard to advance her career, while trying to hide/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 asks her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist imprisoned, thus far, for eight years in maximum security isolation for being a serial killer 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 chose her, as a woman, to be able to trigger some emotional response from Lecter. After speaking to Lecter for the first time, she realizes that everything with him will be a psychological game, with her often having to read between the very cryptic lines he provides. She has to decide how much she will play along, as his request in return for talking to him is to expose herself emotionally to him. The case takes a more dire turn when a sixth victim is discovered, this one from who they are able to retrieve a key piece of evidence, if Lecter is being forthright as to its meaning. A potential seventh victim is high profile Catherine Martin, the daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, which places greater scrutiny on the case as they search for a hopefully still alive Catherine. Who may factor into what happens is Dr. Frederick Chilton, the warden at the prison, an opportunist who sees the higher profile with Catherine, meaning a higher profile for himself if he can insert himself successfully into the proceedings.