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FULL SYNOPSIS

Red Dragon, the Thomas Harris novel that introduced serial killer Hannibal Lecter to the world, was adapted for the screen by Michael Mann as Manhunter. Ace criminal profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) is very good at his job because he has the ability to make himself think like the killers he tracks. Will has been in retirement since catching Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Brian Cox), as being inside that particular deranged mind caused Will to have a breakdown. Will's boss Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina visits Will at his home, showing him pictures from a murder scene and asking for his help in catching a new killer they have dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan). In order to test his mental strength, Will visits Hannibal in his prison cell. Adding to the already substantial mental stress Will experiences when he returns to the job are nosy tabloid reporter Freddy Lounds (Stephen Lang), as well as Hannibal's attempts at seeking revenge through the Tooth Fairy. After two additional films that featured Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal) became box-office blockbusters, Manhunter was re-made as Red Dragon starring Hopkins and Edward Norton as Will Graham. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:February 24, 1989

Cast

William Petersen
as Will Graham
Kim Greist
as Molly Graham
Joan Allen
as Reba
Brian Cox
as Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
Dennis Farina
as Jack Crawford
Tom Noonan
as Francis Dollarhyde
David Allen Brooks
as Mr. Leeds
Hannah Cacciano
as Sherman Children
Ken Colquitt
as Husband Housebuyer
Ryan Langhorne
as Jacobi Boy
Sherman Michaels
as Technician
David Seaman
as Kevin Graham
Bonnie Timmermann
Stephen Lang
as Freddie Lounds
Benjamin Hendrickson
as Dr. Chilton
Michael Talbott
as Geehan
Michele Shay
as Beverly Katz
Robin Moseley
as Sarah
Paul Perri
as Dr. Sidney Bloom
Patricia Charbonneau
as Mrs. Sherman
Bill Cwikowski
as Ralph Dandridge
Alex Neil
as Eileen
Norman Snow
as Springfield
Jim Zubiena
as Spurgen
Garcelle Beauvais
as Young Woman Housebuyer
Joanne Camp
as Mother on Plane
Lisa Ryall
as Mrs. Leeds
Chris Elliott
as Zeller
Gary Chavaras
as Guard
Chris Cianciolo
as Attendant
Dennis Quick
as Storage Guard
Robin Trapp
as Secretary
Lisa Winters
as Secretary
Cynthia Chvatal
as Airport Waitress
King White
as Swat Man
Mickey Lloyd
as Atlanta Detective
Dawn Carmen
as Child on Plane
David Fitzsimmons
as Bill
Mickey Pugh
as Lear Jet Technician
Kin Shriner
as Mr. Sherman
John Posey
as Mr. Jacobi
Kristin Holby
as Mrs. Jacobi
Jason Frair
as Leeds Children
Bryant Arrants
as Leeds Children
Christopher Arrants
as Leeds Children
Bill Smitrovich
as Lloyd Bowman
Peter Maloney
as Dr. Domick Princi
Michael D. Roberts
as The Runner
Dan Butler
as Jimmy Price
Frankie R. Faison
as Lt. Fisk
John Posey
as Mr. Jacobi
Ken Colquitt
as Husband Housebuyer
Kristin Holby
as Mrs. Jacobi
Kin Shriner
as Mr. Sherman
Mickey Pugh
as Lear Jet Technician
Joanne Camp
as Mother on Plane
Norman Snow
as Springfield
Dennis Quick
as Storage Guard
David Allen Brooks
as Mr. Leeds
Lisa Ryall
as Mrs. Leeds
Dan Butler
as Jimmy Price
Ryan Langhorne
as Jacobi Boy
Peter Maloney
as Dr. Domick Princi
Bill Smitrovich
as Lloyd Bowman
Christopher Arrants
as Leeds Children
Hannah Cacciano
as Sherman Children
David Fitzsimmons
as Bill
Stephen Lang
as Freddie Lounds
Paul Perri
as Dr. Sidney Bloom
Chris Elliott
as Zeller
Jim Zubiena
as Spurgen
Dawn Carmen
as Child on Plane
Michael D. Roberts
as The Runner
Bryant Arrants
as Leeds Children
Mickey Lloyd
as Atlanta Detective
Chris Cianciolo
as Attendant
Michael Talbott
as Geehan
Cynthia Chvatal
as Airport Waitress
Bill Cwikowski
as Ralph Dandridge
Jason Frair
as Leeds Children
Alex Neil
as Eileen
Sherman Michaels
as Technician
David Seaman
as Kevin Graham
Garcelle Beauvais
as Young Woman Housebuyer
King White
as Swat Man
Patricia Charbonneau
as Mrs. Sherman
Lisa Winters
as Secretary
Gary Chavaras
as Guard
Robin Trapp
as Secretary
Benjamin Hendrickson
as Dr. Chilton
Robin Moseley
as Sarah
Michele Shay
as Beverly Katz

Crew

Michael Mann
Director
Michael Mann
Screenwriter
Thomas Harris
Book Author
Walon Green
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Klaus Schulze
Songwriter
Curt Lichter
Songwriter
Gene Stashuk
Songwriter
Doug Ingle
Songwriter
Michel Rubini
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Andrews
Songwriter
Gregory Markel
Songwriter
Carl Marsh
Songwriter
Dov Hoenig
Editor
Mel Bourne
Production Designer
Jack Blackman
Art Director
Gusmano Cesaretti
Associate Producer
Bernard Williams
Executive Producer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Don Pulford
Stunts
Chuck Hart
Stunts
Bud Davis
Stunts
Bonnie Timmermann
Casting
Stefano Fava
Makeup
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