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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller


Starling's reaction time was

excellent. Let's break. Critique in


A class of about forty young FBI trainees, of both sexes,

begins to rise from their seats, mingling and chatting.

Clarice nods amiably to the "Suspect", then gives her

"Hostage" a hand up. It's ARDELIA MAPP, her roommate. Her

broad, clever face breaks into a big smile, as they both

remove ear plugs. Clarice's voice has just a soft trace of

southern accent.


Damn, Clarice, how'd you make me?


(indicating her gun)

Never cock. Just squeeze.



I love it when you talk dirty.

As Brigham joins them, Clarice can't resist a star pupil's

little smile of pride. He frowns good-naturedly.


What're you laughin' at, Junior G-

Man? She got off four rounds to your


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


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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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