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Manhunter

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1986
  • Michael Mann
  • 116 mins
  • 18

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.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

It was remade in 2002 under its original book title as Red Dragon with Anthony Hopkins taking top billing, but this first screen adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel is far more gripping. William Petersen stars as the former FBI whizz brought in to help hunt down a sophisticated serial murderer, with Brian Cox offering memorable support in the role of Hannibal Lecktor. Michael Mann's top-notch direction and a clever plot combine to make this atmospheric and arresting viewing.

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Credits

Cast

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Will GrahamWilliam L Petersen
Dr Hannibal LecktorBrian Cox (1)
Jack CrawfordDennis Farina
Molly GrahamKim Greist
Freddie LoundsStephen Lang
Francis DollarhydeTom Noonan
RebaJoan Allen
Kevin GrahamDavid Seaman
Dr ChiltonBenjamin Hendrickson

Crew

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DirectorMichael Mann

Details

Released on
1989-02-24
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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