The Silence of the Lambs

Movie • 1991 • Crime  Report
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DoesTheDogDie
Despite the title, no lambs are seen in the film (unless you count lamb chops). We are told that The dog Precious survives being knocked into an empty well but we are told she has a broken leg. Two cats appear briefly; Catherine Martin's cat, who she calls
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Ravesti
In one scene, Clarice describes to Dr. Lecter seeing and hearing lambs being slaughtered during her childhood.
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MakWitt
A dog named precious is pulled down a well causing broken legs
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Ravesti
Live moths, shown multiple times.
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ozzie711
This is my favorite movie, I’ve watched it dozens of times. I have a really bad case of arachnophobia... there are absolutely NO spiders.
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Does a cat die?
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deadgrlwalkin
*spoilers* When Hannibal pretends to be an injured police officer in order to escape, he begins to shake aggressively on the stretcher. We don't know if it is an actual seizure or if Hannibal is faking it.
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Calliopehoop
No, but there is a coroner scene of using tweezers to extract an object from a corpse’s mouth
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FishMan
(Warning- Description of nail/finger trauma) Some victims clawed at the walls and damaged their hands and broke/lost entire finger nails.
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Allandrel
A character claims that a dog has broken its leg, but may have been lying.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
Not but someone’s face is removed.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
A minor’s corpse is shown but she is a teenager. She does not die on camera, it’s just referred to and aftermath is shown.
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jonestownbitch
a parent doesn’t die during the movie but a parent’s death is mentioned in the past
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TFMD
A serial killer holds a live victim against her will
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eyesinthehills
Many key scenes take place in the institution in which Dr. Lecter is housed. There are a number of patients in the cells surrounding his.
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Calliopehoop
There is a scene at the end with a character breathing extremely heavy in panic for several minutes
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Allandrel
A character is coded as transgender, although several characters (including hospitals that perform gender corrective surgery) claim that they are not transgender.
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invadermac
Is cannibalism an eating disorder?
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Ravesti
Dr. Lecter convinces Miggs, the inmate who assaulted Clarice during her previous visit, to kill himself.
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eyesinthehills
A character is trapped in a well. Another character must find their way out of a completely dark basement while trying to avoid being killed. Dr. Lecter's cell is rather small as well, and he remains in it for much of the film.
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MakWitt
Clarice starling had s***n thrown into her face
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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cassandrasaurusrdr
No but Lector makes sort of an icky comment about a mother’s b*****s
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Ravesti
Clarice has s***n thrown at her by an inmate at the mental institution. One scene shows Buffalo Bill fully nude, though his genitals are tucked between his legs. Sexually suggestive language is used in some scenes.
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invadermac
Buffalo Bill(if you can call what he is LGBT) and Raspell, the head in the jar
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deadgrlwalkin
There are no jokes, but Buffalo Bill's victims are often called "large girls," and the fact that they are overweight is mentioned several times.
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TFMD
YMMV. The villain, serial killer Buffalo Bill, is portrayed as a "man who wants to be a woman" due to psychosis. Psychiatrists assert that Bill is mentally ill, and not actually a trans woman; Bill is always called "he". The film takes care to point out that "real" trans people are not serial killers. Because of this, I have heard some trans people argue that this film is unusually progressive for its time. Personally I disagree; it reinforces the idea that medical professionals deserve to decide who is and isn't trans. And obviously the film has been responsible for popularising harmful stereotypes of trans people, even if that wasn't the intent.
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RachelH
[SPOILER] Buffalo Bill is killed and the girl is saved which I consider to be a happy ending for the film. However, Dr. Lector escapes and he eludes to Agent Starling that he is going to eat someone he knows. While He is having this conversation by phone we can see him watching Dr. Chilton and then following him through a crowd.
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FishMan
No but corpses are retrieved from the river.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
No but someone is held captive in a deep pit and it’s pretty claustrophobic.
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