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.
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Orion Pictures, Strong Heart/Demme Production
- Keyword: based on novel or book, fbi, kidnapping, psychopath, horror, murder, serial killer, psychological thriller, cannibal, moth
- Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith