Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Brett Ratner (2002)

15 Certificate
Fri 1 Sep 10:35pm - 12:45am Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller


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In this remake of Michael Mann's revered Manhunter (the first film version of Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon), ex-FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) investigates a series of killings committed by Francis Dolarhyde (a tattooed Ralph Fiennes), who is known only as "The Tooth Fairy". To get inside the killer's head, Graham has to consult his archenemy - and the man he put behind bars - Dr Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Closer to The Silence of the Lambs than Hannibal in tone and tension, this is a classier, less campy outing for the gourmet doctor, who is well matched in the psycho stakes by Fiennes's dentally challenged killer. With this prequel/remake, the people behind the film series seem to have taken to the idea of cannibalism a bit too literally. A crass idea, maybe, but despite a more literal interpretation of the book than Mann's version, it's imbued with class by director Brett Ratner and The Silence of the Lambs screenwriter Ted Tally.


The FBI agent who first captured Hannibal Lecter is called out of retirement to catch a demented murderer dubbed the Tooth Fairy, who slaughters a family whenever there is a full moon - forcing the detective to draw on the imprisoned cannibal's expertise in criminal psychology. Thriller prequel adapted from the first of Thomas Harris's Lecter novels, starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Cast & Crew

Will Graham Edward Norton
Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins
Francis Dolarhyde Ralph Fiennes
Freddy Lounds Philip Seymour Hoffman
Reba McClane Emily Watson
Agent Crawford Harvey Keitel
Molly Graham Mary-Louise Parker
Dr Frederick Chilton Anthony Heald
Lloyd Bowman Ken Leung
Barney Matthews Frankie Faison
Director Brett Ratner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Oct 2002