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:

I'm a forensic specialist, Molly.

You've seen my diploma?

(sarcastic)

I got a diploma and everything.

MOLLY:

You mended a crack in the wallpaper

with your diploma.

(heat)

You are open and easy now... It took

you a lot of work to get to that...

GRAHAM:

We have it good, don't we?

MOLLY:

All the things that happened to you

before make you know that...

There is a soft pleading in her voice.

GRAHAM:

What the hell can I do?

MOLLY:

(after a pause)

What you've already decided. You're

not really asking.

GRAHAM:

If I were?

MOLLY:

(facing him)

Stay here with me. Me. Me. Me.

And Kevin.

(heat)

That's selfish, huh?

GRAHAM:

(touches the side

of her face)

I don't care.

(beat>

He'll never see me or know my name.

If we find him, the police will have

to take him down. Not me, I'm just

looking at evidence.

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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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