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Hannibal (2001)

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

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The continuing saga of Hannibal Lecter, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling, the FBI agent whom he aided to apprehend a serial killer, was placed in charge of an operation but when one of her men botches it, she's called to the mat by the Bureau. One high ranking official, Paul Krendler has it in for her. But she gets a reprieve because Mason Verger, one of Lecter's victims who is looking to get back at Lecter for what Lecter did to him, wants to use Starling to lure him out. When Lecter sends her a note she learns that he's in Italy so she asks the police to keep an eye out for him. But a corrupt policeman who wants to get the reward that Verger placed on him, tells Verger where he is. But they fail to get him. Later Verger decides to frame Starling which makes Lecter return to the States. And the race to get Lecter begins. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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His genius... UNDENIABLE - His evil... UNSPEAKABLE - His name... UNFORGETTABLE See more »

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Rated R for strong gruesome violence, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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9 February 2001 (USA)  »

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The Silence of the Lambs 2  »

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$87,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,003,121 (USA) (9 February 2001)

Gross:

$165,091,464 (USA) (3 August 2001)
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When Jodie Foster declined to reprise the role of Clarice Starling, Julianne Moore beat Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Connelly, Kristin Davis, Cameron Diaz, Shannen Doherty, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Eggert Calista Flockhart, Bridget Fonda, Teri Hatcher, Helen Hunt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lucy Liu, Heather Locklear, Alyssa Milano, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder, Brooke Shields Hilary Swank and Denise Richards for the role. Anderson fell out of the running early on when it was discovered her contract to The X-Files (1993) prohibited her from playing another FBI agent. Davis and Parker both turned down the part due to their contract to HBO's Sex and the City (1998). Flockhart declined due to her contract to Ally McBeal (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Clarice is talking to Mason at his home, when the camera cuts back to Clarice her mouth is shut, but the voice keeps on talking for about 3 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mason Verger: Cordell, I think you can leave us now.
Cordell Doemling: I thought I might stay. Perhaps... I could be useful.
Mason Verger: You can be *useful* seeing about my lunch.
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Crazy Credits

After fading to black, the alternate ending features a new voiceover-- Hannibal: Clarice, would you ever say to me, "Stop. If you really love me you'll stop?" Clarice: Not in a thousand years. Hannibal: Not in a thousand years? That's my girl. See more »

Connections

Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

GOLDBERG VARIATION: No. 25 and ARIA, BWV 988
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
Courtesy of Sony Classical/The Estate of Glenn Gould
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I see why Jodie passed on this movie...
18 February 2001 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I never remember once even thinking about laughing as I watched Silence of the Lambs. I giggled a lot at Hannibal. In short, the movie lacked focus, showed us too much of Lecter, and had no suspense what so ever. I could not have cared less. I have heard the book was pretty bad too.


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