The big point I made in yesterday’s post was about casting: Jodie Foster was just RIGHT as Clarice Starling. Sometimes casting goes right, sometimes it goes very wrong. Here’s ScreenRant with Casting Choices that Could Have Been:
I think a Stallone / Schwarzenegger Face/Off could have been brilliant. Released in 1997, Stallone came out with Cop Land that year (a vastly underrated gem) while Schwarzenegger scored a disaster with Batman and Robin. An alternate Face / Off could have rescued the year for both of them.