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The Silence of the Lambs

Cast

Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine View All


Crew

Jonathan Demme (Director), Ted Tally (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 1st, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, 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 a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.
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3 The Silence of the Lambs on AMC
Does anyone else remember when The Silence of the Lambs aired on AMC many years ago, the ending was played super fast? Everyone was walking in 2x speed. Does anyone have a video of that? It was amusin...

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TheUsualSuspect
The Silence of the Lambs won the "Big Five" Awards at the Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, making it 1 of only 3 films to be able to accomplish that feat.
donniedarko
When I first saw this film I found it one of the most disturbing films ever, I've probably watched a fair 50-70 films since then that make this look soft, however there are still scenes here that are hard to shake.
Iroquois
As such, The Silence of the Lambs is definitely a good movie, but I'm not inclined to think of it as anything than just an all-around great film where the somewhat simple plot is lifted by a great ensemble cast and the addition of an interesting dynamic with a murderous consultant.
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