Manhunter script
Manhunter (1986)
Synopsis: 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).

GRAHAM:

As long as they're dead...

CRAWFORD:

These are all dead, Will.

PICTURES:

If we expected gory crime photos, these are not them. Two

snapshots:
a woman followed by three children and a duck

carrying picnic items up a bank of a pond. A second family

behind a birthday cake at a table. They're all smiling.

CLOSE:
GRAHAM

looks at the pictures for a full twenty seconds. Then he

puts them down and looks along the beach.

GRAHAM'S POV: MOLLY + KEVIN

KEVIN -- lanky and tall at eleven -- hunkers down at the

water's edge, 50 yards away examining something in the sand.

MOLLY -- suntanned, blonde and sensuous at thirty stands

watching the two men, her hand on her hip. Waves careen

around her ankles. Her body language openly states

hostility. It's towards Crawford.

GRAHAM (O.S.)

Let's talk after dinner. Stay and

eat.

CRAWFORD (O.S.)

I'LL come back later. I got messages

at the Holiday Inn to collect

Molly starts walking forward. On it...

CUT TO:

INT. GRAHAM'S KITCHEN - MOLLY + GRAHAM - NIGHT

are doing dishes. Graham wipes while Molly washes.

MOLLY:

He stopped by to see me at the shop

before he came out here.

GRAHAM:

What did he want?

4.

MOLLY:

He asked how you are.

GRAHAM:

And you said?

MOLLY:

I said you are fine, he should leave

you the hell alone.

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Michael Mann

Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. more…

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