Based on the Thomas Harris novel 'Red Dragon' and directed by Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice), Manhunter is a gripping psycho-thriller, and the on screen debut of the infamous character Hannibal Lecktor.
Will Graham (William Petersen) retired from the FBI after capturing the murderous Dr. Lecktor (Brian cox). He is persuaded to return from retirement by his colleague Jack Crawford, who convinces him his ability to understand the thoughts of a murderer can help them to capture elusive serial killer, 'The Tooth-Fairy'.
Facing the desperate and grisly task, Graham employs the help of Hannibal Lecktor and thus puts himself at the mercy of a ruthless and sinister genius. Soon, with the caressing help of the murderous doctor, Graham finds himself courting danger as he opens himself up to the mind of a killer.