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The Silence of the Lambs

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Kenneth Utt
Edward Saxon
Ron Bozman
Written by Ted Tally
Starring Jodie Foster
Anthony Hopkins
Scott Glenn
Ted Levine
Anthony Heald
Brooke Smith
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Editing by Craig McKay
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) February 14, 1991
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $19 million[1]
Gross revenue $272,742,922(worldwide)
Preceded by Manhunter
Followed by Hannibal
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror film, which includes elements of the crime genre. It is directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, and Ted Levine. It is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Lecter on catching a serial killer known only as "Buffalo Bill". The film won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. To date, it is the third and most recent winner of this achievement.[2][3][4]

Contents

Plot

Clarice Starling is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He tasks her with interviewing Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, believing Lecter's insight might be useful in the pursuit of vicious serial killer "Buffalo Bill". Starling travels to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where she is led by Dr. Frederick Chilton to Lecter's solitary quarters. Although initially pleasant and courteous, Lecter grows impatient with Starling's attempts at "dissecting" him and rebuffs her. As she is leaving, one of the prisoners obscenely flicks semen at her. .Infuriated with this offense, Lecter calls Clarice back and tells her to seek out an old patient of his.^ Go seek out Miss Mofet, an old patient of mine.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Clarice is led to a storage lot where she discovers a man's severed head. .She returns to Lecter, who tells her that the man is linked to Buffalo Bill.^ In a meeting this evening with Senator Ruth Martin, Dr Lecter agreed to assist in the investigation of trying to find the abductor, Buffalo Bill.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who is Buffalo Bill?
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.Though Lecter denies killing this man, he offers to profile Buffalo Bill if he will be transferred away from Chilton, whom he dislikes.^ In a meeting this evening with Senator Ruth Martin, Dr Lecter agreed to assist in the investigation of trying to find the abductor, Buffalo Bill.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm offering you a psychological profile of Buffalo Bill, based on the case evidence.
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^ Identify Buffalo Bill by name and, if the girl is found in time, Senator Martin will have you transferred to the state prison in Tennessee.
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.In light of Buffalo Bill's recent abduction of a U.S. Senator's daughter, Crawford authorizes Starling to offer Lecter a fake deal promising a prison transfer if he provides information that helps find Buffalo Bill and rescue the abductee.^ To get his help on Buffalo Bill, sir?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did you have a trainee make a phoney offer to Lecter in the senator's name?
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^ You haven't mentioned anything about the information in my report or Dr Lecter's offer, sir.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Instead, Lecter begins a game of quid pro quo with Starling, offering comprehensive clues and insights about Buffalo Bill in exchange for events from Starling's childhood, something she was advised not to do.^ Quid pro quo.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Quid pro quo, Doctor.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why don't you ask me about Buffalo Bill?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Unbeknownst to them, Chilton records the conversation and reveals Starling's deal as a sham before offering to transfer Lecter in exchange for a deal of Chilton's own making. .Lecter agrees and is flown to Memphis where he reveals personal information on Buffalo Bill to federal agents.^ In a meeting this evening with Senator Ruth Martin, Dr Lecter agreed to assist in the investigation of trying to find the abductor, Buffalo Bill.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.As the manhunt begins, Starling visits Lecter at his special cell in a Tennessee courthouse and confronts him with her decryption of the name he provided, which was an anagram.^ Dr Lecter, my name is Clarice Starling.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Lecter refuses Starling's pleas for the truth, as she believes everything he stated was false, and forces her to recount her traumatic childhood. She tells him how she was orphaned, relocated to a relative's farm, discovered a lamb slaughterhouse and failed in an attempt to rescue one of the lambs. .Lecter gives her the case files on Buffalo Bill, after their conversation is interrupted by Chilton and the police who escort her from the building.^ A copy of the Buffalo Bill case file.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a meeting this evening with Senator Ruth Martin, Dr Lecter agreed to assist in the investigation of trying to find the abductor, Buffalo Bill.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm offering you a psychological profile of Buffalo Bill, based on the case evidence.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Later that evening, Lecter manages to escape from his cell and disappears.
Starling analyzes Lecter's annotations to the case files and realizes that Buffalo Bill's first victim knew him personally before he killed her. Starling travels to the victim's hometown and discovers that Buffalo Bill was a tailor, with dresses and templates identical to the patches of skin removed from each of his victims. .She telephones Crawford to inform him that Buffalo Bill is trying to fashion a "woman suit" of real skin, but Crawford is already en route to make an arrest, having cross-referenced Lecter's notes with a hospital's archives and finding a man named Jame Gumb who once applied for a sex-change operation.^ He's making himself a "woman suit", Mr Crawford, out of real women.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Buffalo Bill's real name?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Buffalo Bill's real name is Louis Friend.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Starling continues interviewing friends of Buffalo Bill's first victim while Crawford leads an FBI tactical team to Gumb's address in Illinois. Starling is led to the house of "Jack Gordon", who she realizes is actually Jame Gumb. She pursues him into his multi-room basement where she discovers the recently-abducted Senator's daughter traumatized and in a dry well. After turning off the basement lights, Gumb stalks Starling in the dark with night vision goggles but gives his position away when he cocks his revolver, and is shot and killed by Starling.
Some time later at the FBI Academy graduation party, Starling receives a phone call from Lecter, who is at an airport in Bimini. He assures her that he does not plan to pursue her and asks her to show him the same courtesy, which she says she cannot do. Hannibal then hangs up the phone, saying he's "having an old friend for dinner", and begins following a newly arrived Chilton, who is fleeing since Lecter is at large.

Cast

Pre-production

Casting

Michelle Pfeiffer was initially offered the role of Clarice Starling, but turned it down. She has said about her rejection of the part, "that was a difficult decision, but I got nervous about the subject matter."[5] According to Jonathan Demme, there were 300 applicants for the role of Clarice Starling.

Production

The Silence of the Lambs was distributed by Orion Pictures; MGM (who bought Orion in 1997) currently holds the rights.

Response

Critical

.Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster gained overwhelming acclaim with their portrayals of Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, even though Hopkins' screen time in the entire film is just over 16 minutes.^ Dr Lecter, my name is Clarice Starling.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, the Silence Of The Lambs script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Silence Of The Lambs.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clarice Starling and that awful Jack Crawford have wasted far too much time.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] Their respective portrayals won both of them Academy Awards in 1992.
The Silence of the Lambs is a sleeper film.[7] When it was first released its expected success was so low that it was almost immediately distributed to movie rental companies rather than to theaters. The film ultimately received widespread critical acclaim; Rotten Tomatoes records that The Silence of the Lambs received a 96% positive response from critics. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster also received praise for their performances. Roger Ebert specifically mentioned the "terrifying qualities" of Hannibal Lecter,[8] and has since recognised the film as a "horror masterpiece," alongside such classics as Nosferatu, Psycho, and Halloween.[9] However, the film is also notable for being one of two multi-Oscar winners disapproved of by Ebert's colleague, Gene Siskel, the other being Unforgiven.[10]

Box office

Domestic Box Office
Opening Weekend $13,766,814
 % of Total Gross 10.5%
Close Date 10 October 1991
Total U.S. Gross $130,742,922
Worldwide Box Office
Total Worldwide Gross $272,742,922

Awards and honors

Academy Awards record
1. Best Actress, Jodie Foster
2. Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins
3. Best Director, Jonathan Demme
4. Best Picture, Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman
5. Best Adapted Screenplay, Ted Tally
Golden Globe Awards record
1. Best Actress, Jodie Foster
BAFTA Awards record
1. Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins
2. Best Actress, Jodie Foster
Jonathan Demme won an Academy Award for Best Director. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins both won Oscars for their roles as Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, respectively. The film won additional Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. .The Silence of the Lambs is only the third (and most recent) film to win the five most prestigious Academy Awards (after It Happened One Night, 1934 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975).^ Her body was the only one he took the trouble to weight down, so actually she was the third girl found.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

The film is second in the department of most Oscar nominations for a horror film (7) tying the record previously set by Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte in 1964; The Exorcist is in first place with 10 nominations.
Other awards include "best picture" from CHI Awards, the "best film" from PEO Awards, and Best Film from National Board of Review, all in 1991. In 1991, Jonathan Demme was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best director. In 1992, Ted Tally received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. In 1991 it was nominated for "best film" at the BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). In 1998, it was listed as one of the 100 greatest movies in the past 100 years by the American Film Institute.[11]
In 2006 at the Key Art Awards, the original poster for The Silence of the Lambs was named best film poster "of the past 35 years".[12]
.The Silence of the Lambs placed 7th on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments for Lecter's infamous escape scene.^ Finally, the Silence Of The Lambs script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Silence Of The Lambs.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie Silence Of The Lambs Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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The American Film Institute named Hannibal Lecter as portrayed by Hopkins the number one film villain of all time[13] and Clarice Starling as portrayed by Foster the sixth greatest film hero of all time.[13]
In 1991, Silence of the Lambs was awarded Best Horror Film of the Year during the 2nd Horror Hall of Fame Telecast. Vincent Price presented the award to the film's Executive Producer Gary Goetzman.[14]
American Film Institute recognition

Homophobia and sexism charges

Upon its release, The Silence of the Lambs was criticized by members of the gay community for being what they perceived as another in a long line of negative on-screen portrayals of LGBT characters in the absence of any positive portrayals[15][16], but the director Jonathan Demme's next project was the AIDS-related drama Philadelphia which featured a homosexual as the protagonist.[17]
In a 1992 interview with Playboy magazine, notable feminist and women's' rights advocate Betty Friedan stated, "I thought it was absolutely outrageous that The Silence of the Lambs won four Oscars. [...] I'm not saying that the movie shouldn't have been shown. I'm not denying the movie was an artistic triumph, but it was about the evisceration, the skinning alive of women. That is what I find offensive. Not the Playboy centerfold."[18]

In popular culture

The Silence of the Lambs has been parodied multiple times in the media. Examples include:
  • On Family Guy Chris can be seen doing the "Buffalo Bill dance" in his room, as can be seen in Clerks 2 where Jay is also doing the "Buffalo Bill Dance" in the parking lot.
  • The 2000 film Buying the Cow features a scene with Ryan Reynolds doing the Buffalo Bill Dance and lowering his voice to imitate the famous line, "I'd do me."
  • In 2005, an award-winning Off-Off-Broadway parody was produced called SILENCE! The Musical.[19]
  • In a scene of Austin Powers in Goldmember, villan Doctor Evil is being held in a 'maximum security facility' with a similar appearance to a scene in The Silence of the Lambs. The reference is furthered by parody of Hannibal Lectors use of the quote 'Quid Pro Quo'.
  • In the episode "The Gland Plan" of The Fairly Odd Parents, when Anti-Cosmo is introduced in the prison for evil Fairies, his cell is only a glass case with holes, similar to Hannibal's. He walks forward and announces, "Hello, Clarice" only to say he couldn't see Timmy and his Fairy Godparents was because he didn't have his evil Monacle on.
  • In the episode "Stress Relief" of The Office, when Dwight skins off the face of a CPR dummy and says, "Hello, Clarice".

References

  1. ^ IMDb Box office/ Business Information for The Silence of the Lambs Retrieved 14 March 2007
  2. ^ The Silence of the Lambs Sweeps Top Awards at Oscars — The Tech
  3. ^ 'Silence of the Lambs' Sweeps 5 Major Oscars — The Envelope — LA Times
  4. ^ All about Oscar
  5. ^ The Barbara Walters Special, American Broadcast Company, 1992
  6. ^ "Oscar fast facts". http://didyouknow.org/fastfacts/oscars/. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Collins, Jim (1992). Film Theory Goes to the Movies. Routledge. p. 35. ISBN 0415905761. http://books.google.com/books?id=oDwTPU8l2RQC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=%22The+Silence+of+the+Lambs%22+%22sleeper+hit%22&source=bl&ots=fWfjp5-PIO&sig=C6R6uTdKvADMTSEKfFpFg0o2_0U&hl=en&ei=oxhkSv_-I6LKtgee0Ln4Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1. 
  8. ^ Roger Ebert (1991), REVIEW
  9. ^ Roger Ebert (2001), REVIEW
  10. ^ Turpin, James (1992). "Unforgiven". JT Film Review. http://jatufilmrev.wordpress.com/. 
  11. ^ AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies Accessed 14 March 2007.
  12. ^ 'Sin City' place to be at Ket Art Awards Hollywood Reporter, retrieved 7 October 2007
  13. ^ a b AFI 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains Accessed 14 March 2007.
  14. ^ 2nd Annual Horror Hall of Fame Telecast, 1991
  15. ^ From Visions of Paradise to Hell on Earth — New York Times
  16. ^ The events that shaped the under-30 mind — a new generation of successful gays and lesbians | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET
  17. ^ The Silence of the Lambs: Collector's Edition | DVD Review | Entertainment Weekly
  18. ^ Interview of Friedan by David Sheff Playboy September 1992, pp. 51-54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 149; reprinted in full in Interviews with Betty Friedan, Janann Sherman, ed. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2002, ISBN 1578064805.
  19. ^ SILENCE! Silence of the Lambs: The Musical — by Jon & Al Kaplan

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Dances with Wolves
Academy Award for Best Picture
1991
Succeeded by
Unforgiven

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 film about a young FBI trainee who is hunting a serial-murderer who skins and butchers his victims.^ A feminist film about a killer who skins women.
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^ The Silence of the Lambs (1991) advertisement.
  • The Silence of the Lambs - MSN Encarta 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC ca.encarta.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Based on Thomas Harris' brilliant novel, Lambs focuses on the twisted journey taken by a young FBI trainee named Clarice Starling, played with an unflinching honesty by Jodie Foster.
  • DVD Review - The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.thedigitalbits.com [Source type: General]

.To better understand the motives of the killer, she attempts to get inside his mind with the help of an imprisoned psychopath, with whom she plays a deadly psychological game of cat-and-mouse.^ Annotation: Clarice Starling, an F.B.I. agent searching for an elusive serial killer, turns to a convicted psychopath for help.
  • The Silence of the Lambs : Thomas Harris : ISBN 9780312924584 - Buy.com 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: General]

^ And then, the ex-psychiatrist Lecter psychologically penetrates and presses into Clarice with personal questions, exposing more of the mind-messing, exploitative game he has prepared for her.
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.Directed by Jonathan Demme.^ Also putting his magic touch on the film is director Jonathan Demme, who also won an Oscar for his work on the film: he does a great job of telling the story without over-directing.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (2-Disc Collector's Edition) - DVD review - suspense 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.curledupdvd.com [Source type: General]

^ Jonathan Demme's sure-handed direction is helped immeasurably by the work of his cinematographer (Tak Fujimoto), his production designer (Kristi Zea), and his editor (Craig McKay).
  • Review: The Silence of the Lambs 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.reelviews.net [Source type: General]

^ IMDB  |  AMAZON  |  Directed by: Jonathan Demme .
  • The Silence of the Lambs Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.impawards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Written by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman. taglines

Contents

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

.
  • Good evening, Clarice.
  • You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes?^ Yeah, you look real good.
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    ^ You look like a rube.
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    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You look real good.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You look like a rube.^ You look like a rube.
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    ^ Here you have a so-called "ransom note" -- I'd like a guy like you [meaning Bowman] to look at it.
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    ^ You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes?
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    .A well-scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste.^ A well-scrubbed, hustling rube, with a little taste.
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    .Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?^ What do you do when you're not detecting, Agent Starling?
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    ^ You're dead, Starling.
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    ^ You're doing a good job.
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    .And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed?^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed - pure West Virginia.
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    ^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed: pure West Virginia.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Pure West Virginia.^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed - pure West Virginia.
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    What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? .Does he stink of the lamp?^ Does he stink of the lamp?
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    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You know how quickly the boys found you … all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars … while you could only dream of getting out … getting anywhere … getting all the way to the FBI.
  • A census taker once tried to test me.^ You know how quickly the boys found you.
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    ^ A census taker once tried to test me.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All those tedious, sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars, while you could only dream of getting out, getting anywhere, getting all the way to the FBl.
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    .I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.^ I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who will ever forget that sharp intake of breath, before the words 'I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti'.
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    ^ I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chi-an-ti.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    [hisses]
  • I've been in this room for eight years now, Clarice. .I know they will never ever let me out while I'm alive.^ I know they will never, ever let me out while I'm alive.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I know they will never ever let me out while I'm alive.
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    What I want is a view. .I want a window where I can see a tree, or even water.^ I want a window where I can see a tree, or even water.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    I want to be in a federal institution, far away from Dr. Chilton.
  • And don't lie, Clarice, or I'll know.
  • Advancement, of course. Listen carefully. .Look deep within yourself, Clarice Starling.^ Look deep within your self, Clarice Starling.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Clarice Starling has been as imitated within the thriller genre as Lecter.
    • Personal Best: The Silence of the Lambs 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Go seek out Miss Mofet, an old patient of mine.^ Go seek out Miss Mofet, an old patient of mine.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .M-O-F-E-T. Go now, I don't think Miggs could manage again quite so soon, even though he is crazy.^ I don't think Miggs could manage again so soon, even though he is crazy.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Red Dragon Let's see, I'm thinking about remaking Thomas Harris's novel "Red Dragon" even though it was already made as "Manhunter" in 1986.
    • The Silence of the Lambs Movie Review | Mr. Cranky 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.mrcranky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hopkins simply is Hannibal Lecter -- I cannot picture the character, or even hear the name, without thinking of the many, many classic moments the actor manages in 'Lambs.'
    • Blu-ray Review: The Silence of the Lambs | High-Def Digest 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC bluray.highdefdigest.com [Source type: General]

    [shouting] .Go now!
  • Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry.
  • People will say we're in love.
  • All good things to those who wait.
  • Tell me, Clarice – have the lambs stopped screaming?
  • You fly back to school now, little Starling.^ That you're never going to be a killer?
    • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lecter: All good things to those who wait.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You fly back to school now, little Starling.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Fly, fly, fly. .Fly, fly, fly.
  • There are three major centers for transexual surgery, Johns Hopkins, the University of Minnesota, and Columbus Medical Center.^ There are three centres for transsexual surgery: Johns Hopkins, the University of Minnesota and Columbus Medical Centre.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lecter: There are three major centers for trans-sexual surgery: Johns Hopkins, the University of Minnesota, and Columbus Medical Center.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .I wouldn't be surprised if Billy had applied for sex reassignment at one or all of these, and been rejected.^ I wouldn't be surprised if Billy had applied for sex reassignment at one or all of them, and been rejected.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I wouldn't be surprised if Billy had applied for sex reassignment at all of them and been rejected.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .On what basis would they reject him?^ On what basis would they reject him?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence.^ Lecter: Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice.^ Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Oh no, he was made one through years of systematic abuse.^ He was made one through years of systematic abuse.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our Billy hates his own identity, you see.^ Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a trans-sexual.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .He always has, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual.^ Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.^ But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .He wants to be reborn, you see.^ Crawford wants to see you in his office.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Crawford: You see, the one we want most refuses to cooperate.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .Our Billy wants to be reborn, Clarice.^ Our Billy wants to change, too.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our Billy wants to change too.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And he will be reborn.
  • I'm having an old friend for dinner.
  • Quid pro quo, Clarice.^ Quid pro quo.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Quid pro quo, doctor.
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    ^ Clarice: Quid pro quo, Doctor.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .I tell you things, you tell me things.^ I tell you things, you tell me things.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Not about this case, of course, but about yourself. .Quid pro quo.^ Quid pro quo.
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    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Quid pro quo, doctor.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Clarice: Quid pro quo, Doctor.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    Yes or no, Clarice?

Clarice Starling

.
  • Your anagrams are showing, Doctor.^ Your anagrams are showing, Doctor.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Louis Friend? Iron sulfide, also known as fool's gold?
  • Hester Mofet. .It's an anagram, isn't it, Doctor?^ Wet-haired Clarice, sitting on the floor, has deciphered his cryptic words: It's an anagram, isn't it, Doctor?
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It's an anagram, isn't it, Doctor?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Hester Mofet, "the rest of me". "Miss the rest of me," meaning that you rented that garage?

Dr. Frederick Chilton

.
  • Oh my, does he hate us.^ Oh, my, does he hate us!
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Thinks I'm his nemesis.
  • You still think you're going to walk on some beach and see the birdies?^ That you're never going to be a killer?
    • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You still think you're gonna walk on some beach and see the birdies?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're going with Crawford.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    I don't think so. I called Senator Ruth Martin. .She never heard of any deal with you.^ She never heard of any deal with you.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They scammed you, Hannibal...There never was a deal with Senator Martin but there is now.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .They scammed you, Hannibal.
  • [To Clarice] You know, we get a lot of detectives here, but I must say I can't ever remember one as attractive.
  • We've tried to study him, of course, but he's much too sophisticated for the standard tests.
  • Do not touch the glass.^ Crawford: I don't expect him to talk to you, but I have to be able to say we tried.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Now they know that you're with me.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Starling is warned to be careful of him, but as the film goes on, he manipulates her to get what he wants while Starling tries to pinpoint the information Hannibal halls.
    • DVDlaunch: The Silence Of The Lambs Special Edition (Widescreen) review 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.dvdlaunch.com [Source type: General]

    Do not approach the glass. .You pass him nothing but soft paper – no pencils, no pens.^ No pencils or pens.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You pass him nothing but soft paper.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can pass nothing but soft paper - no pencils or pens.
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    .No paper clips or staples in his paper.^ No staples or paperclips in his paper.
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    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Use the sliding food carrier only, no exceptions.^ Use the sliding food carrier, no exceptions.
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    ^ Use the sliding food carrier.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suddenly, Lecter responds by sliding out his food carrier, making her jump.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it.^ If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Do you understand?
  • I am going to show you why we insist on such precautions.^ I'm going to show you why we insist on such precautions.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I couldn't understand: How do you go from a Christmas Day party with neighbors and friends and on the way home, "Goodbye, we're going to Charlevoix, Mich., tomorrow."
    • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    .On the evening of July 8th, 1981, he complained of chest pains and was taken to the dispensary.^ There are reasons for the high-security precautions - nearly a decade earlier, the cannibalistic Lecter proved how dangerous he really was: On the afternoon of July 8, 1981, he complained of chest pains and was taken to the dispensary.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .His mouthpiece and restraints were removed for an EKG. When the nurse leaned over him, he did this to her.^ His mouthpiece and restraints were removed for an EKG. When the nurse leaned over him, he did this to her?
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    [pulls out photo] .The doctors managed to reset her jaw more or less.^ (In the reddish-hued light, Chilton holds up a small photo) The doctors managed to re-set her jaw more or less, and save one of her eyes.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    Saved one of her eyes...his pulse never got above 85, even when he ate her tongue.

Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb

.
  • [To Catherine] Are you about a size 14?
  • [To a mirror] Would you fuck me?^ Would you fuck me?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OK. Say, are you about a size ?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Would she have had a friend you didn't know about?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'd fuck me. .I'd fuck me hard.
  • [Shouting] You don't know what pain is!
  • [To Clarice while dying] What's it like to be beautiful?
  • It rubs the lotion on its skin.^ You know who he is, don't you?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't know what pain is!
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It rubs the lotion on its skin.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It does this whenever It's told.^ It does this whenever it's told.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It puts the lotion on Its skin or else It gets the hose again.^ Buffalo Bill: It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ When the psycho killer said, "It puts the lotion on its skin", all I could think of was the parody scene from 'Joe Dirt'.
    • BOXMAN Selection Store: All Products: The Silence of the Lambs [Blu-ray] 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC store.boxman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now it puts the lotion in the basket.^ Put the fucking lotion in the basket!
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now it places the lotion in the basket.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET.

Others

.
  • Miggs: I can smell your cunt.
  • Miggs: I bit my wrists so I can diiiiie!
  • Jack Crawford: Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
  • Catherine Martin: Precious!^ Lecter: Jack Crawford sent a trainee to me?
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Lecter: Do you think Jack Crawford wants you sexually?
    • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .Are you up there, you little shit?^ Are you up there, you little shit?
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can hang your coat up there if you like.
    • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Come and get it, pretty girl!

Dialogue

.Jack Crawford: I remember you from my seminar at UVA. You grilled me pretty hard, as I recall, on the bureau's civil rights record in the Hoover years.^ Lecter: Do you think Jack Crawford wants you sexually?
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I gave you an A.
Clarice: A-minus, Sir.

.Murray: Is it true what they're saying, he's some kinda vampire?^ As she rides up an elevator with an armed guard to Lecter's presence, the guard asks: "Is it true what they're sayin'?...He's some kinda vampire?"
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ He decided that a psycho killer would say, "I hate people when they're not polite."
  • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: They don't have a name for what he is.^ They don't have a name for what he is.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clarice replies: "I don't have a name for what he is."
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]


.Jack: Just do your job, but never forget what he is.^ Just do your job, but never forget what he is.
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Clarice: And what is that?
[Cut to Clarice's first trip to the psychiatric prison]
Dr. Chilton: Oh, he's a monster. Pure psychopath. .So rare to capture one alive.^ It's so rare to capture one alive.
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

.From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset.^ From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


Dr. Chilton: Crawford is very clever, isn't he, using you?
.Clarice: What do you mean, sir?^ What do you mean, sir?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clarice: What did you mean by fledgling killer?
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^ Clarice: If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
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Dr. Chilton: A pretty young woman to turn him on. .I don't believe Lecter's even seen a woman in eight years.^ I don't believe Lecter's even seen a woman in eight years.
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^ I don't believe Lecter's seen a woman in eight years.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.And, oh, are you ever his taste.^ And oh are you ever his taste, so to speak.
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

So to speak.

.Clarice: Did you do those drawings, Doctor?^ Did you do all these drawings, Doctor?
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^ What did you mean, doctor?
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^ Clarice: If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
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Dr. Lecter: Ah. .That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere.^ That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is the Duomo, seen from the Belvedere.
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.You know Florence?^ Do you know Florence?
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.Clarice: All that detail just from memory, sir?^ Clarice: All that detail just from memory, sir?
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Dr. Lecter: Memory, Agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view.

Dr. Lecter: Why do you think he removes their skins, Agent Starling? Enthrall me with your acumen.
.Clarice: It excites him.^ Clarice: It excites him.
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.Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.^ Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.
  • The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ A bug cocoon of some sort is tweezered out with forceps from deep inside the victim's throat behind the soft palette - probably "shoved" in there.
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Dr. Lecter: I didn't.
Clarice: No. .No, you ate yours.^ No, you ate yours.
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^ Clarice sends her questionnaire through after some parrying (his expression after she says "No, you ate yours" has "Touché" written all over it), and he ridicules it and rattles off a cruel capsule review of her life.
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Dr. Lecter: First principles, Clarice. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing, ask: What is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek?
Clarice: He kills women.
Dr. Lecter: No, that is incidental. .What is the first and principal thing he does, what needs does he serve by killing?^ What is the first thing he does?
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^ What needs does he serve by killing?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Clarice: Anger, social resentment, sexual frustration …
Dr. Lecter: No, he covets. That's his nature. .And how do we begin to covet, Clarice?^ And how do we begin to covet, Clarice?
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Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer, now.
Clarice: No. We just …
Dr. Lecter: No. .We begin by coveting what we see every day.^ No, we begin by coveting what we see every day.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice?^ You don't have to feel any way about it.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?
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^ Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?^ Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
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^ With a little info about you and your family, you'll get the most out of our site.


Dr. Lecter: Now then, tell me. .What did Miggs say to you?^ What did Miggs say to you?
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^ Now then, tell me, what did Miggs say to you?
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^ If you take a survey in Colorado, seven out of 10 people say they did it.
  • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

Multiple Miggs in the next cell. He hissed at you. What did he say?
.Clarice: He said, "I can smell your cunt."^ He said "I can smell your cunt."
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^ Clarice: (openly with honest candor) He said, 'I can smell your c--t.'
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^ I can smell your cunt!
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Lecter: I see. I, myself, cannot. .You use Evian skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps … but not today.^ And sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You use Evyan skin cream.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You use Evyan skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today.
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Dr. Lecter: Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center. Sounds charming.
.Clarice: That's only part of the island.^ Clarice: That's only part of the island.
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^ That's only a part of the island.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

There's a very, very nice beach. .Terns nest there.^ Terns nest there.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

There's beautiful …
Dr. Lecter: Terns? .If I help you, Clarice, it will be "turns" for us too.^ If I help you, Clarice, it will be "turns" with us too.
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^ Lecter: Terns?...If I help you, Clarice, it will be 'turns' for us, too.
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^ I'll help you catch him, Clarice.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Quid pro quo – I tell you things, you tell me things.^ Quid pro quo.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Quid pro quo, doctor.
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^ I tell you things, you tell me things.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Not about this case, though.^ Not about this case, though.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

About yourself. .Quid pro quo.^ Quid pro quo.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Quid pro quo, doctor.
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^ Clarice: Quid pro quo, Doctor.
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Yes or no?
[Pause]
Dr. Lecter: Yes or no, Clarice? .Poor little Catherine is waiting.^ Poor little Catherine is waiting.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: Go, doctor.^ Clarice: Go, doctor.
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Ardelia: Is this Lecter's handwriting? ."Clarice, doesn't this random scattering of sites seem desperately random – like the elaborations of a bad liar?^ Although she doesn't like his answer, she knows that he is right: Clarice: That's why you sent me in there, isn't it?
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Ta, Hannibal Lecter."
.Clarice: "Desperately random."^ "Clarice, doesn't this random scattering of sites seem desperately random, Iike the elaboration of a bad liar?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

What does he mean?
.Ardelia: Not random at all, maybe.^ Not random at all, maybe.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Like there's some pattern here …?^ I told them, "There's a pattern here.
  • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: But there is no pattern, or the computers would've nailed it.^ But there is no pattern or the computers would have nailed it.
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^ Crawford: If I'd sent you in there with an actual agenda, Lecter would've known it instantly.
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^ Clarice: (puzzled) There's no correlation in the literature between trans-sexualism and violence.
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.They're even found in random order.^ They were even found in random order.
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^ You're goin' with Crawford...They found a girl's body down in West Virginia.
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.Ardelia: Random because of the one girl.^ Random because of the one girl.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.The one he weighted down.^ The one he weighted down.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Her body was the only one he took the trouble to weight down, so actually she was the third girl found.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: Oh, Fredrica Bimmel, from … Belvedere, Ohio.^ BELVEDERE, OHIO - Mr Bimmel?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.First girl taken, third body found.^ You're goin' with Crawford...They found a girl's body down in West Virginia.
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^ Her body was the only one he took the trouble to weight down, so actually she was the third girl found.
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Why?
Ardelia: 'Cause she didn't drift. He weighted her down.
Clarice: What did Lecter say about … "first principles"?
Ardelia: Simplicity …
Clarice: What does this guy do? He "covets". How do we first start to covet?
Ardelia: "We covet what we see …"
Clarice: "… every day."
.Ardelia: Hot damn, Clarice.^ Hot damn, Clarice.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Clarice: He knew her.

.Jame: It rubs the lotion on its skin.^ It rubs the lotion on its skin.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Buffalo Bill: It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.
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.It does this whenever it is told.^ It does this whenever it's told.
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.Catherine: Mister … my family will pay cash.^ Catherine: Mister, my family will pay cash.
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^ Mister, my family'll pay cash.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Whatever ransom you're asking for, they pay it.^ Whatever ransom you're askin' for, they'll pay it.
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^ Whatever ransom you're asking for, they'll pay it.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now they know that you're with me.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jame: It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.^ It rubs the lotion on its skin.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Buffalo Bill: It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.
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[To his dog, Precious] Yes, it will, Precious, won't it? It will get the hose!
Catherine: Okay … okay … okay. .Mister, if you let me go, I won't – I won't press charges, I promise.^ Catherine screams: "Let me out of here, why won't you answer me, please?"
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.See, my mom is a real important woman … I guess you already know that.^ I guess you already know that.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ See, my mom is a real important woman.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Starling, when I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front of a woman, that really burned you, didn't it?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jame: Now it places the lotion in the basket.^ Now it places the lotion in the basket.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It places the lotion in the basket.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He orders "it" to place the squeeze bottle of skin lotion (which is to keep the victim's skin supple for a few days) into the basket.
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Catherine: Please! .Please, I wanna go home!^ I wanna go home, please!
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.I wanna go home, please!^ I wanna go home, please!
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jame: It places the lotion in the basket.^ Now it places the lotion in the basket.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It places the lotion in the basket.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He orders "it" to place the squeeze bottle of skin lotion (which is to keep the victim's skin supple for a few days) into the basket.
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.Catherine: I wanna see my mommy!^ I wanna see my mommy!
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I wanna see my mommy.
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^ I wanna see my...
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Please, I wanna see my …
Jame: Put the fucking lotion in the basket!

.Reporter: Buffalo Bill's real name?^ Buffalo Bill's real name?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Buffalo Bill's real name is Louis Friend.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In front of Lecter, she expresses her need for information to lead her to serial killer Buffalo Bill and save Catherine - her rescue fantasy become real.
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Dr. Chilton: That is now a matter of record with the proper authorities. My name is Dr. Frederick Chilton. C-H-I-L-T-O-N …

.Clarice: If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?^ But you could - and you did, didn't you?
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^ I did not kill him, I assure you.
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^ If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
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Dr. Lecter: Who can say? .Best thing for him, really.^ Best thing for him, really.
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.His therapy was going nowhere.^ His therapy was going nowhere.
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Dr. Lecter: You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? .You look like a rube.^ You look like a rube.
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^ Here you have a so-called "ransom note" -- I'd like a guy like you [meaning Bowman] to look at it.
  • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes?
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.A well-scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste.^ A well-scrubbed, hustling rube, with a little taste.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?^ What do you do when you're not detecting, Agent Starling?
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^ You're dead, Starling.
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^ You're doing a good job.
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.And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed?^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed - pure West Virginia.
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^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed: pure West Virginia.
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.Pure West Virginia.^ And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed - pure West Virginia.
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What's your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? .Does he stink of the lamp?^ Does he stink of the lamp?
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You know how quickly the boys found you … all those tedious sticky fumblings in the back seats of cars … while you could only dream of getting out … getting anywhere … getting all the way to the FBI.
.Clarice: You see a lot, doctor.^ Clarice seems to have betrayed Lecter with a deal: You still think you're gonna walk on some beach and see the birdies?
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^ Yet she composes herself and manages to swing back with concentrated anger, retorting that he should fill out the questionnaire: You see a lot, Doctor.
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.But can you point that high-powered perception at yourself?^ But are you strong enough to point that high-powered perception at yourself?
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What about it? .Why don't you – why don't you look at yourself and write down what you see?^ Cops look at you to see how to act.
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^ With your background, you'd see: Would parents write a note like that?
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.Or maybe you're afraid to.^ Or maybe you're afraid to...
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Dr. Lecter: Jack Crawford is helping your career, isn't he? .Apparently he likes you, and you like him too.^ Apparently he likes you and you like him too.
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.Clarice: I never thought about it.^ Clarice: I never thought about it.
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^ I never thought about it.
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Dr. Lecter: Do you think that Jack Crawford wants you sexually? .True, he is much older, but do you think he visualizes scenarios, exchanges, fucking you?^ True, he is much older, but do you think he visualises scenarios, exchanges, fucking you?
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^ Truly he is much older, but do you think he visualizes scenarios, exchanges, f--king you?
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.Clarice: That doesn't interest me, Doctor, and frankly, it's … it's the sort of thing that Miggs would say.^ Frankly, it's, it's the sort of thing that Miggs would say.
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^ Clarice: That doesn't interest me doctor.
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Dr. Lecter: Not anymore.

Dr. Lecter: Tell me, Senator, did you nurse Catherine yourself?
.Senator Ruth Martin: What?^ I called Senator Ruth Martin.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a meeting this evening with Senator Ruth Martin, Dr Lecter agreed to assist in the investigation of trying to find the abductor, Buffalo Bill.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Young Catherine Martin is the only daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, the Republican senator from Tennessee.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Lecter: Did you breast-feed her?
Krendler: Now, wait a minute …
Sen. Martin: Yes, I did.
Dr. Lecter: Toughened your nipples, didn't it?
Krendler: You son of a bitch!
Dr. Lecter: Amputate a man's leg, and he can still feel it tickling. .Tell me, ma'am, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?^ When your little girl's on the slab, where will it tickle you?
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Sen. .Martin: Take this thing back to Baltimore!^ Senator: (commanding) Take this thing back to Baltimore.
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Dr. Lecter: Five foot ten, strongly built, about a hundred and eighty pounds; hair blonde, eyes pale blue. .He'd be about thirty-five now.^ He'd be about thirty-five now.
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.He said he lived in Philadelphia, but may have lied.^ He said he lived in Philadelphia but may have lied.
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  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.That's all I can remember, Mom, but if I think of any more, I will let you know.^ That's all I can remember, Martin, but if I think of any more, I will let you know.
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^ Let me help you now and I will trust you when it's all over.
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^ I think it would be quite something to know you in private life.
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.Oh, and Senator, just one more thing: love your suit.^ (The Senator turns back) Love your suit!"
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^ Oh, and Senator, just one more thing.
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^ That one little promise she was gonna keep, Oh yeah, oh right, take it easy baby, Make love to me last all night She was an American Girl.
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Dr. Chilton: What you are doing? .Miss Starling is coming into my hospital to conduct an interview, and refusing to share information with me, for the third time.^ You're coming into my hospital to conduct an interview and refusing to share information with me for the third time.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the Baltimore State Hospital where Clarice goes for a third encounter with Lecter, an agitated Dr. Chilton complains at her for "refusing to share information" and treating him like a "turnkey."
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^ At the time, my personal life was turning into a disaster.
  • Salon.com Books | Profiler 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: Sir, I told you, this is just a routine follow-up on the Raspail case.^ Sir, I told you, this is just a routine follow-up on the Raspail case.
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^ Clarice: All that detail just from memory, sir?
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^ Clarice: If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
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Dr. Chilton: He is my patient. I have rights.
Clarice: I understand that, Sir.
Dr. Chilton: Look, I am not just some turn-key, Miss Starling.
.Clarice: This is the number for the US attorney's office.^ This is the number for the US attorney's office.
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.Please, either you discuss this with him or you let me do my job, understand?^ Either you discuss this with him or you let me do my job, do you understand?
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^ Catherine screams: "Let me out of here, why won't you answer me, please?"
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Dr. Lecter: [shouts] No! I will listen now. After your father's murder, you were orphaned. .You were ten years old.^ I was ten years old.
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.You went to live with cousins on a sheep and horse ranch in Montana.^ You went to live with cousins on a sheep and horse ranch in Montana.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I lived with my mother's cousin and her husband in Montana.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

And …?
Clarice: [tears begin forming in her eyes] And one morning, I just ran away.
Dr. Lecter: Not "just", Clarice. .What set you off?^ What set you off?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

You started at what time?
Clarice: Early, still dark.
Dr. Lecter: Then something woke you, didn't it? Was it a dream? What was it?
Clarice: I heard a strange noise.
Dr. Lecter: What was it?
Clarice: It was … screaming. .Some kind of screaming, like a child's voice.^ Some kind of screaming.
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^ Like a child's voice.
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Dr. Lecter: What did you do?
Clarice: I went downstairs, outside. I crept up into the barn. .I was so scared to look inside, but I had to.^ I was so scared to look inside, but I had to.
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Dr. Lecter: And what did you see, Clarice? What did you see?
Clarice: Lambs. And they were screaming.
Dr. Lecter: They were slaughtering the spring lambs?
Clarice: And they were screaming.
Dr. Lecter: And you ran away?
Clarice: No. .First I tried to free them.^ First I tried to free them.
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.I … I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn't run.^ They wouldn't run.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn't run.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

They just stood there, confused. They wouldn't run.
Dr. Lecter: But you could and you did, didn't you?
Clarice: Yes. .I took one lamb, and I ran away as fast as I could.^ And one morning I just ran away.
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^ I took one lamb and I ran away as fast as I could.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Lecter: Where were you going, Clarice?
Clarice: I don't know. .I didn't have any food, any water, and it was very cold, very cold.^ I didn't have any food, any water and it was very cold, very cold.
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.I thought, I thought if I could save just one, but … he was so heavy.^ I thought if I could save just one, but...
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

So heavy. .I didn't get more than a few miles when the sheriff's car picked me up.^ I didn't get more than a few miles when the sheriff's car picked me up.
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.The rancher was so angry he sent me to live at the Lutheran orphanage in Bozeman.^ The rancher was so angry, he sent me to live at the orphanage in Bozeman.
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I never saw the ranch again.
Dr. Lecter: What became of your lamb, Clarice?
Clarice: They killed him.
Dr. Lecter: You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.
Clarice: Yes.
Dr. Lecter: And you think if you save poor Catherine, you could make them stop, don't you? .You think if Catherine lives, you won't wake up in the dark ever again to that awful screaming of the lambs.^ Wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You think if Catherine lives, you won't wake up in the dark ever again to that awful screaming of the lambs.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You will let me know when those lambs stop screaming, won't you?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Clarice: I don't know. I don't know.
Dr. Lecter: Thank you, Clarice. Thank you.
.Clarice: Tell me his name, Doctor.^ Tell me his name, Doctor.
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Dr. Lecter: … Dr. Chilton, I presume. .I think you know each other.^ I think you know each other.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think it would be quite something to know you in private life.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That's all I can remember, Mom, but if I think of any more, I will let you know.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Chilton: Okay. Let's go.
.Clarice: It's your turn, Doctor.^ It is your turn to tell me, Clarice.
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^ It's your turn, Doctor.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Chilton: Out!
Clarice: Tell me his name!
Boyle: I'm sorry, ma'am. We've got orders. .We have to put you on a plane.^ I have to put you on a plane.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Come on, now.
[Chilton and the guards start leading Clarice out]
Dr. Lecter: Brave Clarice. .You will let me know when those lambs stop screaming, won't you?^ Have the lambs stopped screaming?
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^ You will let me know when those lambs stop screaming, won't you?
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ OK, OK. Mister, if you let me go, I won't press charges, I promise.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Clarice: Tell me his name, Doctor!^ Tell me his name, Doctor.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Lecter: Clarice, your case file. Goodbye, Clarice.

Murray: [assessing the mutilated "Sergeant Pembry"] He's alive. .Sergeant Tate, he's alive!^ Sergeant Tate, he's alive.
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Sgt. .Tate: Get a hold of him more and feel his hand, son, talk to him.^ Get a hold of him and feel his hand.
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Murray: What do I say?
Sgt. Tate: It's Jim Pembry, now, talk to him, damn it!

Roden: Sphingid ceratonia, maybe. [cuts open cocoon] Agent Starling, meet Mr. Acherontia styx.
Pilcher: Weird.
.Roden: Better known to his friends as the Death's-head moth.^ Better known to his friends as the death's-head moth.
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Clarice: Good afternoon. Sorry to bother you. I'm looking for Mrs Lippman's family.
.Jame Gumb: No, Lippmans don't live here any more.^ No, Lippmans don't live here any more.
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Clarice: Excuse me. I really need to speak with you.
Jame Gumb: What's the problem, officer?
Clarice: I'm investigating the death of Fredrica Bimmel. Your name is?
Jame: Oh, uh, Jack Gordon.
Clarice: Mr. Gordon, good, uh … well, Frederica used to work for Mrs. Lippman. Did you know her?
Jame: No, nuh-uh. Oh, wait … was she a great, big, fat person?
Clarice: Yeah, she was a big girl, sir.
Jame: Yeah, I may've … no, I read about her in the newspaper. Um, Mrs. Lippman had a son, though, maybe he could help you. I got his card in here someplace. Do you wanna come in while I look for it?
Clarice: May I?
Jame: Yeah, sure. Are you close to catching somebody, you think?
Clarice: Yes. We may be. Did you … take over this place after Mrs. Lippman died, is that right?
Jame: Yeah, I – I bought this house … two years ago.
Clarice: [looking around] Did she leave any records? Any business records, tax forms, lists of employees?
Jame: No, nothing like that at all. Say, does the FBI learn something? The police around here don't seem to have the first clue.
[Clarice notices a moth]
Jame: … I mean, have you got, like, a description, fingerprints, anything like that?
Clarice: No. No, I don't.
[Clarice unbuttons her gun holster]
Jame: Oh, here's that number!
Clarice: Very good, Mr. Gordon. May I use your phone, please?
.Jame: [starts laughing] Sure you can use me phone.^ Sure, you can use my phone.
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Clarice: [draws her gun] Freeze! .Put your hands over your head and turn around!^ Lecter, put your hands on your head.
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^ Put your hands in the back.
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^ Put your hands over your head.
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.Spread your legs!^ Spread your legs.
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.Spread your legs!^ Spread your legs.
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.Put your hands in the back … thumbs up – freeze!^ Lecter, put your hands on your head.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Put your hands in the back.
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^ Put your hands over your head.
  • Silence Of The Lambs Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter movie 17 September 2009 2:31 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[Jame runs off]

Clarice: He won't come after me.
Ardelia: Oh, really. How do you know?
Clarice: He won't. .I can't explain it … he – he would consider that rude.^ He would consider that rude.
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[Last lines]
Dr. Lecter: [on telephone] Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?
Clarice: Dr. Lecter?
Dr. Lecter: Don't bother with a trace, I won't be on long enough.
Clarice: Where are you?
Dr. Lecter: I have no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world's much more interesting with you in it. .So you take care now to extend me the same courtesy.^ So you take care now to extend me the same courtesy.
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^ But now please go on now and let us take care of her.
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^ We'll extend you every courtesy, but...
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Clarice: You know I can't make that promise.
Dr. Lecter: I do wish we could chat longer, but … [eyeing Dr. Chilton] I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye.
Clarice: Dr. Lecter? … Dr. Lecter? … Dr. Lecter? … Dr. Lecter? …

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