Corrected entry: After giving the presentation with Inspector Pazzi in attendance, Hannibal disembowels him and hangs him from a balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio. Moments earlier, Hannibal shows Pazzi a projected art rendering of his ancestor, Francesco De Pazzi, hanging from a rope and tells Pazzi that he was "hanging beneath these very windows." Clearly he's talking about the windows of the Palazzo Vecchio, since that's the building that they're in at the moment. The problem is, the Palazzo Vacchio is unmistakably seen in its entirety far off in the distance in the art rendering.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Pazzi meets with Lecter in the Capponi Library, at one point Lecter walks behind Pazzi while speaking and the white parts of his dark blue pajamas can actually be seen on top of Pazzi's trench coat. This is because the two shots were in fact spliced together to account for the actor's movements on screen as they spoke.
Corrected entry: Gary Oldman originally wanted to share top billing with Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore. When the producers denied his request, he declined to have any billing at all and, in the original theatrical release, remained uncredited at the film's opening and closing credits. However, he is credited in the VHS & DVD releases.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Clarice is asking Barney where all of Dr. Lecter's belongings from the hospital are, Clarice mentions that Dr. Lecter's drawings are missing. The drawings are not missing. Clarice gave them back to Dr. Lecter at their final face-to-face in "The Silence of the Lambs."
Corrected entry: When the thief Lecter stabbed is lying dead in the street, you would think that in a street full of people that someone would notice a dead man.
Corrected entry: When Inspector Pazzi visits Hannibal to pick up the previous librarian's belongings, Hannibal steps into another room and dons a pair of gloves on the excuse that the building is very cold. At least two shots during the scene, however, he is walking barefoot on the stone floor.
Corrected entry: When Lecter is in the hospital stealing the autopsy equpiment, he closes the door after a man walks through rolling a corpse. Most people probably didn't notice or realise, but when he closed the door, he was actually locking the man in the freezer - that is why the orange light began to flash, as an alarm. The man would have frozen or sufficated soon if not retrieved. Just another murder or at the very least attempted murder of Lecter's that went unnoticed.
Corrected entry: When Clarice is talking with the other agents about Mason they say he was upset when the FBI took Hannibal off of the 10 most wanted list, but when the Italian inspector accesses the FBI's most wanted list Hannibal is still on it.
Corrected entry: In the scene just after Starling's visit with Barney, she is listening to a tape of a late night conversation between Barney and Dr. Lecter (where the good doc was comparing Starling's behaviour to that of a Roller Pigeon). This tape shouldn't even exist given that Dr. Chilton was supposedly only taping Lecter's conversations with Starling. Even the empty tape case is labelled "Lecter and Starling", yet only Lecter and Barney are on the tape.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Drumgo's henchmen shoot it out with the FBI, the thug carrying the diaper bag has no weapon crossing the street. Right before he pulls the shotgun out to shoot at Bolton, it's obvious that it was too large to have been hidden in the bag the entire time.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the woman and Mason match the fingerprint to Dr.Lecter they use a computer. In no part of the fingerprinting process do you use a computer, even for a match.
Corrected entry: When Hannibal has Pazzi duct-taped to the carrier, Pazzi can clearly still move his head around, so why in the world does Hannibal instruct him to answer 'yes' or 'no' by blinking, instead of simply nodding his head?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi is talking to Gnocco (the pickpocket) about how to get Hannibal's fingerprint on the bracelet, he tells Gnocco to "wash his filthy hands". Gnocco is holding an orange in his right hand, yet a split second later, when Gnocco is holding his hand under the fountain to clean it, the orange has disappeared. This all happened way too quickly for Gnocco to have had the time to simply drop the orange.
Corrected entry: It wouldn't have taken a crack FBI handwriting expert to see that the fake postcard masterminded by Mason Verger looked nothing like Dr. Lecter's very dramatic penmanship. They already had a 3 page letter to compare with.
Corrected entry: When the Italian Police Inspector is on the pay phone in the middle of the street and he gets the recording that tells him how to go about collecting the reward money for Hannibal's "capture" there is a message at the end of the info that lets the caller know that they could press 1 for instructions in French, 2 for German, 3 for Italian, etc... However these instructions are in English! If you speak a different language you wouldn't understand it. And anyone who has ever called a machine like that will tell you that the instructions for each different language are in that language...
Corrected entry: At the restaurant when Inspector Pazzi is watching Dr.Lecter drinking his wine, Hannibal gets up and leaves without paying for his drink.
Corrected entry: When Agent Starling was reading the letter from Dr. Lecter, she is in the lab which is lit in florescent light. As she finishes the letter and the camera focuses back on Clarice, the room is lit in a sort of candle or fire light.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Francesco Pazzi calls the Credit Suisse bank in Switzerland he uses an impossible number: 004122xxx instead of 0041800xxxxxx which would be a toll free Swiss number.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Clarice has to give up her gun and badge before she goes home, her earrings change from studs to hoops.
Corrected entry: In the scene that shows Clarice coming into her home with a box, there is a hat on the stairpost, after she shoves the box under the bench the hat is gone.
Corrected entry: At the payphone, Pazzi writes down a phone number on the back of his hand. After listening to the message about the fingerprint, he turns and walks directly to Hannibal's place. When he waves at the camera, the back of his hand is perfectly clean. He never had an opportunity to wash it off.
Corrected entry: During the initial FBI operation, you'd think that if Clarice didn't want to blow the agents' cover she'd have worn a hairstyle that would have concealed the otherwise very obvious earpiece from her radio.
Corrected entry: Right before the final scene with Dr Lecter on the aeroplane, it shows an outside shot of the aeroplane. However, it is light outside the aeroplane (at the very least, sunset) and when it cuts to the interior of the plane, with Lecter and the boy, it's dark... All the interior lights are on.
Corrected entry: In the end when the police are rushing to Verger's Estate to save Clarice, we see a shot of a ton of police cars along with helicopter heading toward the estate. If the police were really in a hurry, why is the helicopter following the slower police cars? The helicopter could have gone ahead and landed at the estate a hell of a lot faster (probably in time to catch Lecter).
Corrected entry: The FBI agent recieves a message from Dr. Hannibal Lecter, which has 2 folds in it. While the agent is reading the letter, it shows Lecter in Paris, when he was writing the letter. Before he puts the letter into the envelope, it shows him fold the letter only once, but when the FBI agent opens the seal and takes it out, the letter has 2 folds in it.
Corrected entry: When Clarice is first in Barney's apartment, the fan in his window is spinning. But later during their conversation, Barney gets up and walks to the window to turn on the fan.
Corrected entry: At the end of the film, Hannibal says "This is gonna hurt" and proceeds to cut off his hand. He cuts it off because he and Clarice are handcuffed together. He then makes his escape. In the immediate scene following, with Clarice by the water, she should still have the handcuffs on but does not.
Corrected entry: In the climax scene Hannibal puts Clarice's hair in the fridge and rips the handle off so she can't escape, but the scene right after when the police come we see her outside, with her hair fully intact. How did she get out of the fridge?