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THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1990)

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS <span>(1990)</span> artwork

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1990)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 114

Release dates 03/11/2017, 06/08/2001, 01/08/2001

BBFCInsight strong violence, gore, sex references, very strong language

Genre(s) Thriller, Horror, Drama

Director(s) Jonathan Demme

Cast includes Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence J. Wrentz, Frankie Faison, Roger Corman, Stuart Rudin, Masha Skorobogatov, Jeffrey Lane, Brooke Smith, Kenneth Utt, Diane Baker, Charles Napier, Chris Isaak, Daniel Von Bargen, Harry Northup

Summary SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a horror thriller, from 1991, in which an FBI cadet enlists the help of an imprisoned serial killer in order to track down another killer who has been skinning his victims.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/10/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a horror thriller, from 1991, in which an FBI cadet enlists the help of an imprisoned serial killer in order to track down another killer who has been skinning his victims.

Violence

There are scenes of strong violence including a man being beaten to death with a baton and another having his face bitten into. There are also strong verbal descriptions of the activities of serial killers.

In one scene it is suggested that a prisoner is masturbating, after which he flings what is supposed to be semen at a passing woman.

Disturbing images

Gory scenes include a disembowelled police officer splayed across a prison cell, images of dead bodies with the skin removed and a decomposing body in a bath tub.

Sex

There are strong verbal and visual sex references.

Language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), occasional strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms ('bitch', 'hell', 'shit', 'bastard', 'damn', 'asshole').

Details

Title
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Also known as
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - ONLY HOPE TV SPOT,SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - VAM,SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Year
1990
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd,Rank Film Dists Ltd,On Demand Management Ltd,MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) Ltd,BFI Films
Classified date(s)
22/09/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF062989

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