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Red Dragon (2002)

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A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

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Storyline

3 Years after retiring from the FBI because of a near-fatal encounter with Hannibal Lecter, who was helping him catch the "Chesapeake Ripper", only to reveal it was Hannibal himself, Will Graham is asked by his ex-partner Jack Crawford to come solve one last case - 2 slaughtered families every full moon. They have 3 weeks until the next full moon to find the madman, but an innocent blind woman has found him first... Will Graham must risk his family's security and his own safety to track down this one last murderer - the epitome of all evil - The Red Dragon. Written by Andrew Tenebrae <andrewtenebrae@ev1.net>

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Before the Silence, there was the Dragon See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, grisly images, language, some nudity and sexuality | See all certifications »

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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragón rojo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,540,945, 6 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,149,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,196,298
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Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins stated that one of his goals in playing Hannibal Lecter for a final time was to re-establish that he is an evil serial killer, as Hopkins believed Hannibal had come to be seen too much as a likable anti-hero by audiences. See more »

Goofs

The Georgia state flag that appears in the movie was the current state flag of Georgia in 2002, but Georgia had a different flag in the 1980s - when the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hannibal Lecter: Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state, fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation See more »

Connections

Followed by Hannibal Rising (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude in F minor
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from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
[played during Lecter's dinner]
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Hate to say it but...beat Manhunter
24 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it is very hard to admit when a remake surpasses its original, but in this case, it is needed. Red Dragon is a remake of Manhunter, and it managed to surpass it. This movie was excellent (as Manhunter was). Manhunter has this movie beat in acting for some parts. William Petersen plays a better Will Graham. But Harvey Keitel plays a better Jack Crawford. Tom Noonan played a better Francis Dolarhyde, but Anthony Hopkins plays a MUCH better Hannibal. This movie fills in the blanks where Manhunter left them wide open. There's a part in the beginning where it actually shows how Will caught Hannibal. Some scenes were souped up in this movie from the original but over all it worked out. The ending of this movie was actually played out much better than in Manhunter. This movie even ends right as Silence of the Lambs begins, which helps a lot. I recommend this movie to fans of Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Manhunter. 9/10.


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