Corrected entry: Hannibal says "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti." He could get treatment with drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors - MAOIs, which he'd know, being a psychiatrist. However there are things you can't eat when taking MAOIs (potentially fatal), including liver, beans, and wine (also aged cheeses, if you're interested). So he's subtly letting on that he's not taking his medication, through the medium of a joke for his own amusement.Jon Sandys
Corrected entry: When Lector attacks the officers in the cage, and he bends over to pick up the knife to finish the second officer off, look closely at the one lying supposedly dead on the ground. If you watch his jacket buttons, you can see them go from light to dark; meaning that he's dead but still breathing, as his jacket is still moving from the reflection of the overhead lights.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lecter coughs up the pen piece in his cell in Memphis, he palms the small gold piece in his left hand. He then is handcuffed with his hands behind the bars. He produces the pen piece from his right hand to start unlocking the handcuffs.
Corrected entry: When Buffalo Bill is using his infra-red goggles on his next victim - the Senator's daughter - she's driving, and she drives the car straight at Buffalo Bill before turning the car into her carapace. Problem is: when using infra-red, you can't have light on the glasses, as in headlights; it should have blinded him, and he would have torn them off. But he doesn't.kh1616
Corrected entry: Author Thomas Harris has never watched the film because he's afraid that it'll influence his writing.
Corrected entry: During the scene in the cage after Hannibal has handcuffed Sgt. Boyle, Hannibal kicks the cage door in the oncoming direction of Sgt. Petrie from a seated position. Exactly one second later, he is on his feet and attacking Sgt. Petrie from the same angle from which he kicked the door closed. It would then make sense that the door would still be closed since Petrie made no attempt to enter the cage. However, the cage door is now open to its original position when Hannibal starts attacking Sgt. Petrie.
Corrected entry: The "Memphis" airport, where Lector meets the Senator, is not Memphis, it is actually Lambert airport in St. Louis. The giveaway is the large neon "McDonnell Douglas" sign visible as the plane lands.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Clarice Starling has to turn over her gun and ammo, before visiting the caged Dr. Lecter, it is clearly visible that one of the bullets in the speedloader has been dropped: the nose is completely disformed. I wouldn't advise anyone to shoot such a bullet...
Corrected entry: When Hannibal chains one guard to the bars, he attacks the other one, presumably biting his tongue out. However when the guard falls to the ground it shows blood on his face, yet no bite marks, or missing skin. He also opens his mouth to scream and you can see that his tongue is completely intact and unharmed. What the heck did Hannibal bite?RJR99SS
Corrected entry: How the heck did Hannibal get ahold of the pen during his release from the mental hospital ? It was at least 4 feet away from him; he was bound and had a face plate over his mouth. Not only did he get the pen but somehow he got the internal portion of it which would have required freedom of movement to remove. This must be a mistake because aside from telekinesis, it should have been impossible.
Corrected entry: Right after Hannibal attacks the ambulance crew, we see a nurse drop a telephone and sprint down a hospital corridor. Who the heck is that supposed to be? If she is the triage nurse in the emergency ward preparing for the ambulance, where is her clip-board or ANY paper to make note of what the paramedic is saying? And why is she using a pay-phone so far away from everything? And WHERE is she going? If there is any problem, she has a telephone in her hand to call the police.
Corrected entry: During the autopsy of the first found body, one of the doctors is taking photographs of every little thing. When Clarice pulls the cocoon out of the corpse's mouth, she puts it into a glass container and the mortician goes about his business, and no pictures are taken of the cocoon. Of all things, that cocoon would have been photographed every which way, especially in such a high profile murder case.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Clarice has arrived at the hospital for the second time, it is raining. She runs to Barney, who is already waiting for her. She was in the rain for a total of about 3 seconds, so how is her hair so wet in the next scene, where she is sitting on the floor talking to Dr. Lecter?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jodie Foster leaves the mental hospital for the first time, you see two men wearing white clothes holding a man between themselves. In the next shot, the man is gone and the two men with white clothes are walking casually. What happened to the man that was evidently a mental-patient?
Corrected entry: When Dr. Lecter was introduced to the police in Tenn., their names were Sgts. Boyle and Petrie. When he's escaped from his cell, he said, " Ready when you are Sgt. Pembry". That name is repeated later when Sgt. Tate says "It's Jim Pembry, now talk to him". Someone should zoom in on his name tag, to see what his name really is.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Clarice Starling phones Crawford to tell him she knows the identity of the man holding the Senator's daughter, Crawford is on a plane to Chicago. Starling says she'll meet him there, but Crawford stops her and says "no no no, Starling, there's not enough time - we want him for murder, not kidnapping..." Didn't Crawford really mean "kidnapping, not murder"? - most serial killers kidnap people and THEN kill them, not the other way round...