The Silence of the Lambs

Movie • 1991 • Crime  Report
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user15694
precious breaks her paw falling into the well but is otherwise unharmed and catherine is seen leaving the house with precious in her arms (i think she adopted her)
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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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Nekrotikk
Buffalo Bill's dog, Precious, yelps because Catherine pinches her leg to make Bill think she's hurt. Catherine is seen holding Precious. In the book this is because Precious is not actually hurt and I think holding her in the film would also be to stop her running round and showing that she's not really hurt. Catherine is otherwise affectionate to Precious in both the film and the book. Spoilers: Catherine threatens to hurt Precious but no indication is given that she would actually go through with it, she sees the threat as a way to potentially escape Buffalo Bill. At the end Catherine seems to adopt Precious so the dog probably saw a vet and went on to live a happy life with Catherine. We don't see this but that's the impression I got.
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0
there is no cat
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Ravesti
Live moths, shown multiple times.
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Yes
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FishMan
Don’t remember any live ones, there are multiple scenes with insects/arachnids in terrariums and display cases.
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Yes
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Moolder
Hannibal is a cannibal.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
Not but someone’s face is removed.
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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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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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Yes
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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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Ravesti
Clarice's father dies before the beginning of the film's events; there is a flashback scene of young Clarice at her father's funeral/looking at his body.
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TFMD
A serial killer holds a live victim against her will
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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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A character who is being held hostage is threatened with getting hosed down “again” and is shown soaking wet.
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Yes
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Yes
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Not in this category, but Clarice gets jizz thrown on her face walking back from talking to Dr lector by another patient at the facility. It is gross and may affect you
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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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Yes
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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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Calliopehoop
There is a scene at the end with a character breathing extremely heavy in panic for several minutes
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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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Ravesti
Dr. Lecter convinces Miggs, the inmate who assaulted Clarice during her previous visit, to kill himself.
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MakWitt
Clarice starling had s***n thrown into her face
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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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Are there incestuous relationships?
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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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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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devprodoubleoh
The killer has a blanket with swastikas on it. it is seen a couple times towards the end of the movie.
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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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