• 18
  • Michael Mann (1986)
  • US
  • 116 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Whether or not, as some contend, this is a better movie than The Silence of the Lambs (the second and more celebrated film adaptation of novelist Thomas Harris's source material), it is undoubtedly a gripping psycho-chiller. William Petersen plays the former FBI whizz, hauled from retirement to help hunt down a sophisticated serial murderer. Strong performances, especially from Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecktor, combine with a clever plot and top-notch direction by Michael Mann to produce an atmospheric and arresting thriller.

Plot Summary

Psychological thriller starring William Petersen and Brian Cox. Ex-FBI investigator Will Graham is called in to solve a series of brutal murders by a killer dubbed the "Tooth Fairy". To help him in his search, Graham uses the extraordinary talents of Dr Hannibal Lecktor, a brilliant psychotherapist with a taste for human flesh.

Cast and crew


Will Graham
William L Petersen
Dr Hannibal Lecktor
Brian Cox
Jack Crawford
Dennis Farina
Molly Graham
Kim Greist
Freddie Lounds
Stephen Lang
Francis Dollarhyde
Tom Noonan
Joan Allen
Kevin Graham
David Seaman
Dr Chilton
Benjamin Hendrickson


Michael Mann

Other Information

May be edited for language and violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18

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