Manhunter - Limited Edition (THX) (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
William L. Petersen FBI Agent Will Graham (as William Petersen)
Kim Greist Molly Graham
Joan Allen Reba McClane
Brian Cox Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
Dennis Farina FBI Section Chief 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
Ron Fitzgerald Storage Guard #1
Dennis Quick Storage Guard #2
David Meeks Dr. Warfield
Sherman Michaels Technician
Robin Trapp Secretary #1
Lisa Winters Secretary #2
Daniel T. Snow State Trooper
Cynthia Chvatal Airport Waitress
King White Swat Man
Mickey Lloyd Atlanta Detective
Dawn Carmen Child on Plane
David Fitzsimmons Bill
William Petersen Will Graham
Mickey Pugh Lear Jet Technician
John Posey Mr. Jacobi
Peter Maloney Dr. Domick Princi
Ryan Langhorne Jacobi Boy
Bonnie Timmermann Geehan
Lisa Ryall Mrs. Leeds
Michael D. Roberts The Runner
Bill Smitrovich Lloyd Bowman
Kin Shriner Mr. Sherman
Hannah Cacciano Sherman Children
Christopher Arrants Leeds Children
Dan E. Butler Jimmy Price
Robert A. Burton Doctor
Kim Griest
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Horror
Director Michael Mann
Producer Dino De Laurentiis; Richard Roth; Michael Mann
Writer Thomas Harris; Michael Mann
Studio De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Series Hannibal Lector
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 119 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Though it will always be remembered as the movie featuring the "other" Hannibal Lecter, Michael Mann's 1986 thriller Manhunter is nearly as good as The Silence of the Lambs, and in some respects it's arguably even better. Based on Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, which introduced the world to the nefarious killer Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter, the film stars William Petersen (giving a suitably brooding performance) as ex-FBI agent Will Graham, who is coaxed out of semiretirement to track down a serial killer who has thwarted the authorities at every turn.

Graham's approach to the case is a perilous one. First he seeks counsel with Lecter (Brian Cox) in the latter's high-security prison cell--an encounter that is utterly horrifying in its psychological effect--and then he begins to mold his own psyche to that of the killer, with potentially devastating results. As directed by Mann (who was at the acme of his success with TV's Miami Vice), this sophisticated cat-and-mouse game never resorts to the compromise of cheap thrills. Predating Anthony Hopkins's portrayal of Lecter by four years, Cox plays the character closer to Harris's original, lower-key conception, and he's no less compelling in the role. Petersen is equally well cast, and as always Mann employs rock music to astonishing effect, using nearly all of Iron Butterfly's heavy-metal epic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" to accompany the film's heart-stopping climactic sequence. All of this makes Manhunter one of the finest films of its kind, as well as further proof that Harris's fiction is a blessing to any filmmaker brave enough to adapt it. --Jeff Shannon

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 183
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Director's Cut, Limited Edition Set
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 013131169294
Chapters 30
Release Date 2001
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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