Manhunter (1986)

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Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.


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8 September 2019 | jasonschaffer-42828
9
| Excellent movie. Great story with great performances.
I'm big fan of this movie. At the time of its release it didn't have a lot of star power, so it's impressive that it succeeds in spite of that. All of the actors were perfectly cast.

There's a lot of realism in this film. It doesn't try to tell a story with expensive actors and special effects. It brings you in with a great storyline, engrossing score and brilliant use of colors and visuals.

This movie holds up very well and is an all time classic.

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Trivia

In the book and in the movie, Graham arms himself and his wife with a Charter Arms .44 Special Bulldog, which was a newly released handgun when Red Dragon was being written.


Quotes

Jack Crawford: 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.


Goofs

Merchandise behind Will Graham in grocery store during conversation with his son.


Alternate Versions

Video versions there is an exchange between Graham and Crawford, missing from both Anchor Bay DVD versions: CRAWFORD: You sympathize with this guy? GRAHAM: As a child, my heart bleeds for him. Someone took a little boy and turned him into a monster. But as an adult... as an adult, he's irredeemable. He butchers whole families to fulfill some sick fantasy. As an adult, I think someone should blow the sick fuck out of his socks.[Turns around in his chair to face Crawford.] Are you uncomfortable with this kind of understanding?[Crawford pivots to put his back against the wall.]" This exchange would take place in Anchor Bay's "Theatrical release" version at about Chapter 25, 1:36:35. Furthermore, the "Director's version" appears to be a near-finished work print, with sloppy titles, and some clumsy sped up and slow motion transitions (when Graham is talking to the Birmingham real estate agent, and when Dolarhyde kidnaps Reba). It also features a visit by Graham to the "next in line" victims after Reba's rescue, that was arguably best left on the cutting room floor.


Soundtracks

SEIUN
Performed by
Kitarô
Courtesy of GEFFEN RECORDS
by Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS AND TAKAO NANRI
Written by Kitarô
Published by SOUND DESIGN MUSIC, INC.

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Genres

Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

15 August 1986

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Florida, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,204,400 17 August 1986

Gross USA:

$8,620,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,620,929

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