The Silence of the Lambs script
Synopsis: Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. 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 a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

He takes out a steel-coiled grip flexer, drops it onto her

palm.

BRIGHAM:

(continuing)

One hundred reps, each hand, every

day. Now tidy up, the Section Chief

wants to see you.

He nods a direction, then moves off. Clarice, with her smile

finally fading, looks out into the auditorium.

SPECIAL AGENT JACK CRAWFORD

sits on the top step of the aisle, looking down at her. He

is 53, strongly built. He rises impassively, exits through

the back door. He carries a think manila envelope under one

arm.

Ardelia who is helping Clarice unbuckle her bullet-proof

vest, follows her worried gaze.

CLARICE:

What'd I do?

ARDELIA:

Stay cool. Just remember to call him

"God."

CUT TO:

EXT. FBI ACADEMY GROUNDS, QUANTICO, VIRGINIA - DAY

Crawford is watching a group of trainees on the firing range,

as Clarice joins him. He looks tired, haunted. Between master

and student, we sense a subtle, muted tug of sexuality.

CRAWFORD:

Starling, Clarice M., good morning.

CLARICE:

Good morning, Mr. Crawford.

CRAWFORD:

Your instructors tell me you're doing

well. Top quarter of the class.

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Ted Tally

Ted Tally (born April 9, 1952) is an American playwright and screenwriter. A graduate of Yale, he has received awards including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award, the Chicago Film Critics Award, and the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. more…

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