R | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.
All of Thomas Harris books have strong female roles, which have contributed greatly to his popularity; Black Sunday features a ruthless and beautiful female terrorist in Dahlia Iyad and caring and intelligent psychiatrist Rachel Bauman; Red Dragon has Molly and Reba, the gritty girlfriends of the 2 main characters; Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal featured FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling, and Hannibal Rising had Lady Murasaki.
We should have talked at the boatyard. You don't wanna talk about it here.
Will Graham: I'm not fallin' all over myself to talk about much anywhere, Jack.
The pulse dialing telephones, such as the one given to Lecktor in his cell, had the ability to dial a number even without the rotary dial. All Lecktor needed to do is tap the digits of a telephone number on the switch hook to establish connection. While Lecktor in 'Manhunter' seems unaware of that fact, Lecter in 'Red Dragon' uses this method to dial the number he needs.
The DVD "theatrical release" version released by Anchor Bay is different from many actual theatrical versions. For example, crucially missing is a comment from Graham when he is at the police station early in the movie. The missing dialogue: Police Chief: "What did the doctors say is wrong with Lector?" Graham: "They call him a psychopath, they don't know what else to call him." It's possible to see a flaw in the film where the Police Chief is about to ask this question, and they cut the edit just as he begins to form the question. In their Director's cut edition, Graham gives this line while at the podium in the police station. Furthermore, the scene which leads into the backyard scene ("That's why houses with big yards"), where Graham talks to the real estate agent inside the house, was not included in the original theatrical release.
$2,204,400 17 August 1986