Manhunter (1986) Crime Scene Walkthrough HD the Very First CSi Miami

Manhunter is a 1986 American thriller film directed and written by Michael Mann Based on the 1981 novel, Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris, it stars William Petersen as FBI profiler Will Graham. Also featured are Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dollarhyde, Dennis Farina as Graham’s FBI superior Jack Crawford, and Brian Cox as incarcerated killer Hannibal Lecktor. The film focuses on Graham coming out of retirement to lend his talents to an investigation on Dollarhyde, a killer known as the Tooth Fairy. In doing so, he must confront the demons of his past and meet with Lecktor, who nearly killed Graham.
it Feels Good Will, Because God Has Power. If One does what God does enough times, one will become as god is.Manhunter focuses on the forensic work carried out by the FBI to track down killers and shows the long-term effects that cases like this have on profilers such as Graham, highlighting the similarities between him and his quarry. The film features heavily stylized use of color to convey this sense of duality, and the nature of the characters’ similarity has been explored in academic readings of the film. It was the first film adaptation of Harris’ Hannibal Lecter novels, as well as the first adaptation of Red Dragon, which later became the basis for a film of the same name in 2002.

Opening to mixed reviews, Manhunter fared poorly at the box office at the time of its release, making only $8.6 million in the United States. However, it has been reassessed in more recent reviews and now enjoys a more favorable reception, as both the acting and the stylized visuals have been appreciated better in later years. Its resurgent popularity, which may be due to later adaptations of Harris’ books and Petersen’s success in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, has seen it labelled as a cult film

– Three years after leaving the police force Will Graham is begged by an old colleague to return to help track down a murderer who operates on the full moon and has murdered two entire families. Endowed with a sixth sense Graham has never used conventional ways to find psychopaths. Instead he has developed a method which is dangerous for his own mental health for it allows him to be accepted by people with deranged minds and enables him to construct a path that will lead to the murderer.

Directed by Michael Mann
Screenplay by Michael Mann
Based on Red Dragon
by Thomas Harris
Produced by Richard A. Roth

William Petersen
Kim Greist
Joan Allen
Brian Cox
Dennis Farina
Stephen Lang
Tom Noonan

Cinematography Dante Spinotti
Edited by Dov Hoenig
Music by

Michel Rubini
The Reds


De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Red Dragon Productions

Distributed by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Release date

August 15, 1986

Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million or $14 million
Box office $8.6 million or $4 million North America

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