FBI Officer Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is investigating a bizarre and gruesome series of murders, carried out by 'Buffalo Bill'. The investigation steps up a gear when the mayor's daughter is abducted. Starling turns for help to incarcerated psychopath Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who has a penchant for chewing people's faces off. Given special privileges in exchange for information, Lecter escapes, leaving two twisted killers on the loose. The film won Oscars for 'Best Film', 'Best Director' (Jonathan Demme), 'Best Actor' (Anthony Hopkins), 'Best Actress' (Jodie Foster) and 'Best Adapted Screenplay' (Ted Tally).