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Hannibal (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  9 February 2001 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

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Also Known As:

The Silence of the Lambs 2  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

Julianne Moore takes over the role of Clarice from Jodie Foster. Just two years before, both Moore and Foster appeared in remakes in which they took over a role from Deborah Kerr. Moore appeared in The End of the Affair (1999), and Foster appeared in Anna and the King (1999). See more »

Goofs

As Clarice and Barney are in his apartment discussing the fact that he is dealing in Hannibal Lecter related memorabilia, he bribes her into silence by giving her a block of audio tape cassettes originally recorded by Dr Chilton while Dr Lecter was an inmate at his asylum. However, in The Silence of the Lambs, we see Dr Chilton eavesdropping and recording an actual conversation between agent Starling and Hannibal, yet we see him holding what appears to be a miniature reel-to-reel audio recording unit, which does not use the type of cassettes we see Barney in possession of. Strictly speaking, a reel-to-reel and cassettes are similar in format and mechanics, but there is a large visual difference between the tapes that we see Barney giving Clarice in Hannibal and the tape that we saw actually recording the conversation. See more »

Quotes

Hannibal Lecter: Is this Clarice? Why, hello Clarice.
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Crazy Credits

As the opening credits end, Hannibal's face can be seen in the formation of pigeons on the ground before they fly away. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.100 (2012) See more »

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Written by Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
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Beauttiful
24 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

It is beautiful, it's decadent and yes, it's gory (but not as much as the puritans say). But it's witty, romantic and perhaps "gothic" also.

There are philosophical and mythological subtexts. There is something archetypal in this film. Ridley Scott uses totally different approach than Jonathan Demme and it is a good choice, it is very European movie.

If you like Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer and Ladislav Klima and if you are open-minded (no pun intended) you will enjoy this arty dark thriller about the circles of hell in human thoughts (and deeds).

What should I say more? Try it without prejudices. Maybe it's strange and over-the-top, but it works. I love it.


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