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Will Graham is a former FBI agent who recently retired to Florida with his wife Molly and their young son. Graham was a 'profiler'; one who profiles criminal's behavior and tries to put his mind into the minds of criminals to examine their thoughts while visiting crime scenes. Will is called out of his self-imposed retirement at the request of his former boss Jack Crawford to help the FBI catch an elusive serial killer, known to the press as the 'Tooth Fairy', who randomly kills whole families in their houses during nights of the full moon and leaves bite marks on his victims. To try to search for clues to get into the mind of the killer, Will has occasional meetings with Dr. Hannibal Lecktor, a charismatic but very dangerous imprisoned serial killer that Will captured years earlier which nearly drove him insane from the horrific encounter that nearly cost Will's life. With some help and hindrance, Will races against the clock before the next full moon when the 'Tooth Fairy' will strike again. Elsewhere, a local photographer named Francis Dollarhyde, the killer that Will is looking for, struggles to stay undetected while seeing a hope of redemption when be begins a relationship with a blind woman who is not aware of his double life.
(reissue) Hannibal Lecter's legacy of evil begins here.
Also Known As:
Red Dragon: The Curse of Hannibal Lecter
Release Date: August 15, 1986
Runtime: 119 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
William Petersen ...Will Graham
Kim Greist ...Molly Graham
Joan Allen ...Reba McClane
Brian Cox ...Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
Dennis Farina ...Jack Crawford
Tom Noonan ...Francis Dollarhyde
Stephen Lang ...Freddy Lounds
David Seaman ...Kevin Graham
Benjamin Hendrickson ...Dr. Frederick Chilton
Michael Talbott ...Geehan
Dan Butler ...Jimmy Price (as Dan E. Butler)
Michele Shay ...Beverly Katz
Robin Moseley ...Sarah
Paul Perri ...Dr. Sidney Bloom
Patricia Charbonneau ...Mrs. Sherman
Bill Cwikowski ...Ralph Dandridge
Alex Neil ...Eileen
Norman Snow ...Springfield
Jim Zubiena ...Spurgen
Frankie Faison ...Lt. Fisk
Garcelle Beauvais ...young Woman Housebuyer
Joanne Camp ...Mother on Plane
David Allen Brooks ...Mr. Leeds (as David A. Brooks)
Elisabeth Ryall ...Mrs. Leeds (as Lisa Ryall)
Chris Elliott ...Zeller
Gary Chavaras ...Guard
Chris Cianciolo ...Attendant
Ken Colquit ...Husband Housebuyer (as Ken Colquitt)
Ron Fitzgerald ...Storage Guard #1
Dennis Quick ...Storage Guard #2
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Dino De Laurentiis
"THIS BIG HUSH"
"STRONG AS I AM"
More Movie Taglines:
- (reissue) Hannibal Lecter's legacy of evil begins here.
- Enter the mind of a serial killer... you may never come back.
- Will Graham Has The Mind Of A Psychopath
- Thank God He's On The Right Side Of The Law
- It's just you and me now, sport...
- Lloyd Bowman: You're so sly... but so am I.
Doctor Hannibal Lecktor: You want the scent? Smell yourself!
Doctor Hannibal Lecktor: Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will? It appears quite black.
Doctor Hannibal Lecktor: Save yourself, kill them all!
Will Graham: I know that I'm not smarter than you. Doctor Hannibal Lecktor: Then how did you catch me? Will Graham: You had disadvantages. Doctor Hannibal Lecktor: What disadvantages? Will Graham: You're insane.
- The film was originally going to be entitled "Red Dragon", the same name as the novel. However, when Year of the Dragon (1985) became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title.
The prison where Hannibal Lecter is being incarcerated is the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Frankie Faison (Lt. Fisk) is the only actor to appear in all four Thomas Harris "Hannibal" adaptations (he appears as Barney in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002)).
During the filming of this movie, Anthony Hopkins was playing King Lear at the National Theatre. During the filming of The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Brian Cox was playing King Lear at the National Theatre.
In a featurette included with the DVD version of the film, Tom Noonan (Dollarhyde) said that he avoided all contact with cast members in order to heighten the isolation and tension between himself and other people, particularly William Petersen (Graham).
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