Red Dragon


2h 6m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the mysteriou

Film Details

Also Known As
Dragon rouge, El dragón rojo, Manhunter, Röd drake
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Bud Raymond
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Washington, DC, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Florida, USA; Maryland, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; DEG Film Studios, North Carolina, USA; Florida, USA; Maryland, USA; St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Synopsis

Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the mysterious case. But he soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer's mind. And the closest thing to that would be to probe the mind of another killer who is equally brilliant and twisted. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Dr. Lecter.

Crew

Kyle Alexander

Production Assistant

Trish Almeida

Hair Stylist

Ted Andre

Digital Effects

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Gary Archer

Prosthetics

Wayne Arnold

Assistant Camera

Ron Ash

Best Boy

Steve Austin

Special Effects Technician

Tom Bahr

Other

Tom Bahr

Coordinator

Mark Balda

Foreman

Michael Barrere

Grip

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Art Bartels

Grip

Donald Bennett

Rigging Grip

Tom Berg

Special Makeup Effects

Barney Bigard

Song Performer

Barney Bigard

Song

Leane Blevins

Technical Advisor

Bill Bowling

Location Manager

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Glenn Brown

Camera Assistant

Chris Burgoyne

Makeup Effects

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Ellen Burstyn

Voice (Uncredited)

Ellen Burstyn

Other

Nelson Bush

On-Set Dresser

Nelson Bush

Gang Boss

George F. Caccamise

Grip

Doug Calli

Electrician

John Campanaro

Art Department

Kenny Carceller

Rigging Grip

Al M. Castillo

Grip

Rick Castro

Accountant

Al Cerullo

Pilot

Anita S. Chang

Assistant

Anne Clements

Set Decorator

Donna Cline

Technical Advisor

Kyle Ross Collingsworth

Special Effects Technician

Jennifer Conroy

Production Coordinator

Judy Cook

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Suzanne Cranfill

Costume Supervisor

John Crimins

Electrician

Michele Cusick

Set Production Assistant

Deb Dalton

Costume Supervisor

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Andrew Z. Davis

Executive Producer

Michael E Davis

Construction Coordinator

Dino De Laurentiis

Producer

Martha De Laurentiis

Producer

Lorenzo De Maio

Assistant

Bac Delorme

Assistant Director

Yann Delpuech

Supervising Sound Editor

Nancy Deren

Set Designer

Ken Diaz

Wardrobe

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Al Disarro

Mechanical Special Effects

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting

Kim Drummond

Dialogue Editor

Dan Duggan

Grip

David Dunbar

Rigging Electrician

Peggy Eghbalian

Assistant Editor

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Brad Einhorn

Property Master

Kevin Elam

Visual Effects Producer

Danny Elfman

Music Producer

Danny Elfman

Music

Dodson Elliott

Tailor

Christopher Emerson

Dialogue Editor

Yoshi Enoki

Assistant Location Manager

Janette Evans

Accountant

Andrea Mae Fenton

Assistant Set Decorator

Luigi Ferraioli

Caterer

Sandi Figueroa

Costumer

Chela Fiorini

Assistant Property Master

Pat Fitzpatrick

Best Boy

Frank Fleming

Rerecording

Robb Foglia

Set Production Assistant

Mark P. Freeman

Electrician

Jamie Freitag

Assistant Director

Claude Fullerton

Grip

Lisa Furia

Accounting Assistant

Nicole Furia

Production Accountant

Joshua Gallegos

Set Production Assistant

Timothy Galvin

Art Director

Earl D. Gayer

Rigging Electrician

Thomas E Gibson

Gang Boss

Tim Glavin

Art Director

Meredith Gold

Assistant Editor

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Jorge Gonzales

Costumer

Chris Gordon

Dolly Grip

Trevor Goring

Storyboard Artist

Adam Grabarnick

Set Production Assistant

Robert Graham

Special Effects Technician

Anne Greene

Office Production Assistant

David F Greene

Special Effects Technician

Linda Griffis

Art Department Coordinator

Al Guthery

Pilot

Guadalupe Gutierrez

Foreman

Shaughnessy Hare

Assistant Sound Editor

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Thomas Harris

Source Material (From Novel)

Coleman L. Hart

Rigging Grip

Steve Hastings

Best Boy

Michael Heath

Art Department

Betsy Heimann

Costume Designer

Mark Helfrich

Editor

Craig Henighan

Sound Designer

Craig Henighan

Sound Effects Editor

Matthew Hirsch

Assistant

Johnny Hodges

Song Performer

Bill Holmquist

Construction Coordinator

Paul Howarth

Visual Effects Editor

Lubo Hristov

Visual Effects

Catherine Incaprera

Costumer

Alexis Jacks

Key Costumer

Chris Jackson

Assistant Editor

Dominique Jaramillo

Medic

Michael Jenkins

Electrician

Keii Johnston

Stunts

Terry Kempf

Props

Darren King

Supervising Sound Editor

Gregory King

Supervising Sound Editor

Martin Kitrosser

Script Supervisor

Barbara Anne Klein

Stunts

Joe W Klein

Special Effects Technician

Richard Klompus

Video Assist/Playback

Kristian Kobzina

Makeup Effects

Stevan J Kovalesky

Electrician

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Kevin Krakower

Video

James L Kroning

Assistant Property Master

Craig Kvinsland

Electrician

Gregg Landaker

Sound Mixer

Kevin J. Lang

Rigging Gaffer

Larry Laurent

Foreman

Ernest H Lauterio

Craft Service

Eric Layne

Accounting Assistant

Erin Lenk

Set Costumer

Mario Leone

Foreman

Brewer Lerov

Costumer

James Lin

Location Manager

David Lingenfelser

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kurt Lott

Stunts

Michael Luckeroth

Transportation Captain

Giulio Magnolia

Loader

Jason Mahakian

Modelmaker

Mary Mahdavi

Post-Production Accountant

Steven Maines

Stand-In

Francine Maisler

Casting

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Kevin Mangan

Greensman

Marc Mann

Music

Duane 'dc' Manwiller

Camera Operator

Francisco Mares

Tailor

Jeff Markwith

Set Designer

Jerry L. Marshall

Video Assist/Playback

Brad Martin

Stunts

Joseph Martin

Assistant Location Manager

Pedro Martinez

Video Playback

Steve Maslow

Sound Mixer

Brian Mason

Production Secretary

John Mathieson

Dp/Cinematographer

John Mathieson

Director Of Photography

E Scott Mayhugh

Best Boy

Dr. Paul Mcauley

Instructor

Edward Mccarthy

Gang Boss

Ryan T Mcdowell

Makeup Effects

Jonathan Mcgarry

Assistant Director

Patricia Mcnulty

Art Department Coordinator

Ron Mellegers

Foley Mixer

Ryan Miningham

Office Production Assistant

E.j. Misisco

Camera Assistant

Greg Mitchell

Video Playback

Kama Moiha

Digital Effects

William Moore

Other

Pat Moran

Local Casting

Melissa H. Morgan

Set Production Assistant

Bruce Morin

Craft Service

Ted Moser

Transportation Coordinator

Matthew W. Mungle

Special Makeup Effects

J Michael Muro

Camera Operator

J Michael Muro

Steadicam Operator

Randy Musselman

Transportation Captain

Bridgitte Nance

Visual Effects

Serena Naramore

Digital Effects

David H Neale

Rigging Electrician

Richard Newlon

Song

Kelly Norris

Office Production Assistant

Karen O'hara

Set Decorator

Daniel L Ondrejko

Greensman

Kim Ornitz

Sound Mixer

Grant Osborn

Foreman

Brion Paccassi

Rerecording

Conrad Palmisano

Stunt Coordinator

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Julie Pearce

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
Dragon rouge, El dragón rojo, Manhunter, Röd drake
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Bud Raymond
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Washington, DC, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Florida, USA; Maryland, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; DEG Film Studios, North Carolina, USA; Florida, USA; Maryland, USA; St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Articles

Red Dragon


At first, not many people believed the rumors that there would be another version of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon just so Anthony Hopkins could play Hannibal Lecter again. After all, the book was already filmed once, very nicely, in 1986 as Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann with Brian Cox (L.I.E., X-Men 2) in the Lecter role. Plus, it's been a decade since The Silence of the Lambs and the story takes place even before that so it's an older Hopkins playing a younger Lecter. Will it work?

Just check your local theatre listings and there you'll see Red Dragon. In fact, the story behind the film starts earlier. Producer Dino De Laurentiis held the rights to Red Dragon and tried to interest Mann in the remake a couple of years ago. Nothing happened so De Laurentiis brought in Silence writer Ted Tally to rework the novel, expanding the brief scene with Lecter so that he would get more screen time. Tally's script was finished by May 2001 but Mann passed again and so did directors Michael Bay and Ridley Scott.

Eventually Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, The Family Man) came aboard and an initially reluctant Anthony Hopkins was talked into playing Lecter one more time. A reported $20 million payment certainly didn't hurt. De Laurentiis bypassed mere star power for real acting ability, filling the cast with Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ralph Finnes. Filming started in January and a mostly completed film was ready by mid-summer, showing to enthusiastic audiences in test screenings.

Who ever thought a serial killer like Hannibal Lecter would be a series film star? Perhaps it's reminiscent of the days when super-villains like Fantomas, Dr. Mabuse or Fu Manchu could fill movie screens and inspire best-selling paperbacks. De Laurentiis owns the rights to the character so there's certainly a possibility that there could be another movie in Lecter's future even if Thomas doesn't write another novel. Rumors this time are that it may be called Hannibal Returns and we know that sometimes the rumors are right.

By Lang Thompson
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

At first, not many people believed the rumors that there would be another version of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon just so Anthony Hopkins could play Hannibal Lecter again. After all, the book was already filmed once, very nicely, in 1986 as Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann with Brian Cox (L.I.E., X-Men 2) in the Lecter role. Plus, it's been a decade since The Silence of the Lambs and the story takes place even before that so it's an older Hopkins playing a younger Lecter. Will it work? Just check your local theatre listings and there you'll see Red Dragon. In fact, the story behind the film starts earlier. Producer Dino De Laurentiis held the rights to Red Dragon and tried to interest Mann in the remake a couple of years ago. Nothing happened so De Laurentiis brought in Silence writer Ted Tally to rework the novel, expanding the brief scene with Lecter so that he would get more screen time. Tally's script was finished by May 2001 but Mann passed again and so did directors Michael Bay and Ridley Scott. Eventually Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, The Family Man) came aboard and an initially reluctant Anthony Hopkins was talked into playing Lecter one more time. A reported $20 million payment certainly didn't hurt. De Laurentiis bypassed mere star power for real acting ability, filling the cast with Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ralph Finnes. Filming started in January and a mostly completed film was ready by mid-summer, showing to enthusiastic audiences in test screenings. Who ever thought a serial killer like Hannibal Lecter would be a series film star? Perhaps it's reminiscent of the days when super-villains like Fantomas, Dr. Mabuse or Fu Manchu could fill movie screens and inspire best-selling paperbacks. De Laurentiis owns the rights to the character so there's certainly a possibility that there could be another movie in Lecter's future even if Thomas doesn't write another novel. Rumors this time are that it may be called Hannibal Returns and we know that sometimes the rumors are right. By Lang Thompson

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 4, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003

'Red Dragon' is based on Thomas Harris' 1981 novel, which first introduced the character of serial killer Hannibal Lecter, and later immortalized in his subsequent best-sellers, 'The Silence of The Lambs' (1988) and 'Hannibal' (1999). Each of the novels were adapted to the screen, and starred Anthony Hopkins in the title role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, they included: "The Silence of the Lambs" (USA/1991), directed by Jonathan Demme, also starring Jodie Foster; and "Hannibal" (USA/2001) directed by Ridley Scott, also starring Julianne Moore.

MGM Pictures took passive participation in "Red Dragon" in return for a 5% cut on first-dollar grosses and an "in association with" credit.

Producer Dino De Laurentiis holds the rights to the Hannibal Lecter character, and first negotiation/last refusal rights to author-written sequels.

"Red Dragon" was originally adapted to the big screen by Michael Mann who wrote and directed "Manhunter" (USA/1986).

Released in United States Fall October 4, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003