The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jodie Foster Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald Dr. Frederick Chilton
Ted Levine Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb
Frankie Faison Barney Matthews
Kasi Lemmons Ardelia Mapp
Brooke Smith Catherine Martin
Paul Lazar Pilcher
Dan Butler Roden
Lawrence T. Wrentz Agent Burroughs
Don Brockett Friendly psychopath in cell
Frank Seals Jr. Brooding psychopath in cell
Stuart Rudin Miggs
Masha Skorobogatov Young Clarice Starling
Jeffrey Lane Clarice's Father (as Jeffrie Lane)
Leib Lensky Mr. Lang, storage manager
George 'Red' Schwartz Mr. Lang's Driver (as Red Schwartz)
Jim Roche TV evangelist
James B. Howard Boxing instructor
Bill Miller Mr. Brigham
Chuck Aber Agent Terry
Gene Borkan Oscar
Pat McNamara Sheriff Perkins
Tracey Walter Lamar
Kenneth Utt Dr. Akin
Adelle Lutz TV anchorwoman
Obba Babatundé TV anchorman (as Obba Babatunde)
George Michael TV sportscaster
Diane Baker Sen. Ruth Martin (TN)
Roger Corman FBI Director Hayden Burke
Ron Vawter Paul Krendler
Charles Napier Lt. Boyle
Jim Dratfield Sen. Martin's aide
D. Stanton Miranda Reporter #1 (as Stanton-Miranda)
Rebecca Saxon Reporter #2
Danny Darst Sgt. Tate
Cynthia Ettinger Officer Jacobs
Brent Hinkley Officer Murray
Steve Wyatt Airport Flirt
George A. Romero FBI Agent
Harry Northrup Mr. Bimmel
Daniel Von Bargen SWAT Communicator
Lauren Roselli Stacy Hubka
Frank Seals, Jr. Brooding Psychopath
Red Schwartz Mr. Lang's Driver
Dan E. Butler Roden
Josh Broder EMS Attendant
Alex Coleman Sgt. Pembry
Bill Dalzell III Distraught Memphis Cop
Lamont Arnold Flower Delivery Man
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Horror; Crime
Director Jonathan Demme; Johnathan Demme
Producer Edward Saxon; Kenneth Utt; Ron Bozman; Ted Tally
Writer Thomas Harris; Ted Tally
Studio Orion
Series Hannibal Lector
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 118 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Based on Thomas Harris's novel, this terrifying film by Jonathan Demme really only contains a couple of genuinely shocking moments (one involving an autopsy, the other a prison break). The rest of the film is a splatter-free visual and psychological descent into the hell of madness, redeemed astonishingly by an unlikely connection between a monster and a haunted young woman. Anthony Hopkins is extraordinary as the cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, virtually entombed in a subterranean prison for the criminally insane. At the behest of the FBI, agent-in-training Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) approaches Lecter, requesting his insights into the identity and methods of a serial killer named Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). In exchange, Lecter demands the right to penetrate Starling's most painful memories, creating a bizarre but palpable intimacy that liberates them both under separate but equally horrific circumstances. Demme, a filmmaker with a uniquely populist vision (Melvin and Howard, Something Wild), also spent his early years making pulp for Roger Corman (Caged Heat), and he hasn't forgotten the significance of tone, atmosphere, and the unsettling nature of a crudely effective close-up. Much of the film, in fact, consists of actors staring straight into the camera (usually from Clarice's point of view), making every bridge between one set of eyes to another seem terribly dangerous. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 117
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Special Edition (Widescreen)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 027616865502
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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