Red Dragon

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Brett Ratner
Production: Universal Pictures
  4 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

Baltimore, Md 1980

''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 a fine state...

''fat and sleek...

''a true hog of Epicurus' herd.''

And we find you cribbing lines

from Horace, as well.

Well done, John.

l must say, Hannibal...

speaking for the rest

of the herd...

l'm sorry,

for the Symphony Board...

that these little soirees

of yours...

are always the highlight of our year.

-Just so.

-You're too kind.

l do feel guilty enjoying

tonight when a musician is...

still listed as

a missing person.

Yes, poor fellow.

Shall l confess

something wicked?

l can't help feeling

the tiniest bit...relieved.

lt sounds awful, l know.

But, let's face it,

so does the man's playing.

Hannibal, confess.

What is this divine-looking


lf l tell you...

l'm afraid

you won't even try it.

-Bon apptit.

-Bon apptit.

Special Agent Graham.

What an unexpected pleasure.

l'm sorry to bother you again,

Dr. Lecter. l know it's late.

lt's no bother.

We're both night owls, l think.

-Come in, please.

-Thank you.

Let me take your coat.

What's on your mind?

We've been on the wrong track

this whole time. You and l.

Our whole profile's wrong.

We've been looking for someone

with a crazy grudge...

and some kind

of anatomical knowledge.

Decertified doctors,

med school dropouts...

laid-off mortuary workers--

From the precision of the cuts,

and his choice of souvenirs.

That's where we're off-target.

He's not collecting body parts.

-Then why keep them?

-He's not. He's eating them.

No, listen. We were at

Molly's parents' for New Year's...

and her dad was showing

my son, Josh...

how to carve a roasted chicken.

He said, ''The tenderest part

of the chicken is the oysters...

''on either side of the back.''

l had never heard that

expression before, ''oysters.''

Then suddenly l had a flash

of the third victim...

Darcy Taylor.

She was missing flesh from

her back. And then it hit me.

Liver, kidney, tongue, thymus.

Every single victim lost

some body part used in cooking.

Have you shared this

with the Bureau?

No, l needed to see you first.

But l'm right. l know l'm right.

l'm starting to be able to think

like this one.

Yeah, it's fascinating.

You know, l'd always suspected

as much. You are an eidetiker.

l'm not psychic, Doctor.

No, this is different.

More akin

to artistic imagination.

You can assume the emotional

point of view of others...

even those that might scare

or sicken you.

lt's a troubling gift,

l should think.

How l'd love

to get you on my couch.

Something still doesn't

make sense to me.

You're the best

forensic psychiatrist l know...

and somehow,

in all our time together...

this possibility

never occurred to you.

l am only human, Will.

Perhaps l made a mistake.

You don't strike me as a man

who makes very many mistakes.

Now l'm sorry to think

l might...

no longer enjoy

your full confidence.

No, l didn't say that.

l don't know what l'm saying.

l'm very, very tired.

l almost had it.

lt'll come to you.

Why don't you come back

in the morning?

l'll clear some time

on my schedule and...

then we can get started

in revising our profile.

-Sound good?


Rest here,

and l'll get your coat.

Won't be a tick.

Don't move.

You're in shock now. l don't

want you to feel any pain.

ln a moment you'll begin to be

light-headed. Then drowsy.

Don't resist. lt's so gentle.

Like slipping into a warm bath.

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Ted Tally

Ted Tally (born April 9, 1952) is an American playwright and screenwriter. A graduate of Yale, he has received awards including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award, the Chicago Film Critics Award, and the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. more…

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