• Manhunter (1991)


Release Date: April 10th, 1991

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2001

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (William L. Petersen) is called out of early retirement to assist on a serial murder case involving a killer known as the "Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan). Graham enlists the help of imprisoned serial killer -- and cannibal -- Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox), who is the reason Graham took an early retirement. Soon, Graham and the FBI are entangled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game between the Tooth Fairy, Lecktor and an interfering journalist (Stephen Lang).

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

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Columbia, Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Rivalry, House, Prison, Dark, Suspenseful, 1980s, Revenge, Pursuit, Murder, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    William L. Petersen (''To Live and Die in L.A.”) gives another mesmerizing, seeming nonperformance as the brilliant agent on the trail of a serial killer who has murdered families in the South. [29 Aug 1986]

  • 88
    Jake ColeSlant Magazine

    Mann’s focus is so esoteric that he slowly turns the garish thriller into a kind of poetry. show more

  • 90
    Film Threat

    As with all of Mann's films, Manhunter is an intense experience. All of the actors, including even legendary goofball Chris Elliott, give brooding, serious performances. show more

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