The Silence of the Lambs

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F.B.I. trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) works hard to advance her career, while trying to hide or 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 (Scott Glenn). While she is still a trainee, Crawford asks her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins), 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" (Ted Levine), who has so far killed five victims, all located in the eastern U.S., all young women, who are slightly overweight (especially around the hips), all who were drowned in natural bodies of water, and all who ...

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
Year: 1991
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 8.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Feb 1991
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 63 wins & 51 nominations.


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A census taker once tried to test me - screenshot from movie The Silence of the Lambs
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A census taker once tried to test me
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I do wish we could chat longer
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After your father's murder
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First principles
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Did you nurse Catherine yourself
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It rubs the lotion on its skin
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Where are you
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With your good bag and your cheap shoes
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Our Billy wasn't born a criminal
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Agent Starling
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Believe me
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He won't come after me
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You're very frank
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I'd fuck me
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When I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front of a...
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I don't know
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Jack Crawford is helping your career isn't he
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People will say we're in love
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Hannibal Lecter
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What did Miggs say to you
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If you didn't kill him
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Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center
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I am going to show you why we insist on such precautions
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I remember you from my seminar at UVA
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Louis Friend
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We've tried to study him
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Ready when you are
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Hester Mofet
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Just do your job
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All good things to those who wait
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Is it true what they're sayin'
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You fly back to school
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You stupid fuck
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And I looked in the phone book
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There are three major centers for transsexual surgery ...
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Clarice Starling
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I graduated from UVa
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Just ignore him
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Good evening
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YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PAIN IS
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Crawford is very clever
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Catherine Martin
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I bit my wrist
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We get a lot of detectives here
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I can smell your cunt
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Tell me what you see
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Welcome to Memphis Dr
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Very much as I found him
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Sergeant Tate
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You still think you're going to walk on some beach and see...
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HANNIBAL THE CANNIBAL
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Thank you
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That is very slippery of you
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I would not have had that happen to you
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What you are doing
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Does he hate us
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Transferred
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There's no correlation in the literature between...
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I rolled the dice
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Crawford wants to see you in his office
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I keep him in here

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Clarice Starling - Jodie Foster
FBI Instructor - Lawrence A. Bonney
Ardelia Mapp - Kasi Lemmons
Agent Burroughs - Lawrence T. Wrentz
Jack Crawford - Scott Glenn
Dr. Frederick Chilton - Anthony Heald
Friendly Psychopath - Don Brockett
Brooding Psychopath - Frank Seals Jr.
Miggs - Stuart Rudin
Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins
Young Clarice (as Masha Skorobogatov) - Maria Skorobogatov
Clarice's Father - Jeffrie Lane
Mr. Lang - Leib Lensky
Mr. Lang's Driver (as Red Schwartz) - George 'Red' Schwartz
TV Evangelist - Jim Roche
Catherine Martin - Brooke Smith
Jame Gumb - Ted Levine
Boxing Instructor - James B. Howard
Mr. Brigham - Bill Miller
Agent Terry - Chuck Aber
Oscar - Gene Borkan
Sheriff Perkins - Pat McNamara
Dr. Akin - Kenneth Utt
Roden - Dan Butler
Pilcher - Paul Lazar
'Precious' - Darla
TV Anchor Woman - Adelle Lutz
TV Anchor Man (as Obba Babatunde) - Obba Babatundé
TV Sportscaster - George Michael
Senator Ruth Martin - Diane Baker
FBI Director Hayden Burke - Roger Corman
Paul Krendler - Ron Vawter
Lt. Boyle - Charles Napier
Sen. Martin's Aide - Jim Dratfield
1st Reporter (as Stanton-Miranda) - D. Stanton Miranda
2nd Reporter - Rebecca Saxon
Sgt. Tate - Danny Darst
Officer Jacobs - Cynthia Ettinger
Officer Murray - Brent Hinkley
Airport Flirt - Steve Wyatt
Sgt. Pembry - Alex Coleman
Spooked Memphis Cop - David Early
Tall Memphis Cop (as Andre Blake) - Andre B. Blake
Distraught Memphis Cop (as Bill Dalzell III) - Bill Dalzell
SWAT Commander - Chris Isaak
SWAT Communicator - Daniel von Bargen
SWAT Shooter (as Tommy LaFitte) - Tommy Lafitte
EMS Attendant - Josh Broder
EMS Driver - Buzz Kilman
Mr. Bimmel - Harry Northup
Stacy Hubka - Lauren Roselli
Flower Delivery Man - Lamont Arnold
Woman with Priest on Chilton's Plane - Kate Castle
Priest on Chilton's Plane - Robert W. Castle
Guido Paonessa - Gary Goetzman
State Trooper - John Hall
Autopsy Victim - Chris McGinn
Orderly - Jason Menz
FBI Agent - Ted Monte
FBI Agent in Memphis - George A. Romero
Benjamin Raspail (Head in a Jar) - Edward Saxon
Prison Guard - Mike Schaeffer
SWAT Team Member - Ted Tally
Man in Dashiki on Chilton's Plane - Jiggs Walker