“Manhunter” quotes

(1986)
Movie Manhunter
Michael Mann directed this movie in 1986
Title Manhunter
Year 1986
Director Michael Mann
Genre Crime, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Plot – Will Graham is a former FBI agent who lives in Florida with his wife Molly and his son Kevin. His previous case - the hunt of Dr. Lecter - costed him even a temporary shelter in a mental institution. He is now back to work and cannot resist his colleague's demands: in fact he cannot find any clue about a homicidal maniac who commits appalling massacres during full moon nights. Many young couples with children in fact are found dead, killed according to macabre rituals. Will, fascinated by the killer's twisted personality, gradually reassembles the horrendous puzzle and the case becomes for him a new dangerous obsession.
All actors – William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Tom Noonan, Stephen Lang, David Seaman, Benjamin Hendrickson, Michael Talbott, Dan Butler, Michele Shay
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  • “If one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is.”
    Brian Cox - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
    [Tag:ability, god]
  • “- Kevin Graham: When are you gonna kill him?
    - Will Graham: I'm not. It's only my job to find him.”

    David Seaman - Kevin Graham
    William Petersen - Will Graham
    [Tag:duty, job, killing]
  • “- Will Graham: I know that I'm not smarter than you.
    - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: Then how did you catch me?
    - Will Graham: You had disadvantages.
    - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: What disadvantages?
    - Will Graham: You're insane.”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
    Brian Cox - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
  • “- Will Graham: He dreams about being wanted and desired. So he changes people into beings who want and desire him.
    - Jack Crawford: Changes?
    - Will Graham: It's a word. Killing and arranging the people to imitate it.”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
    Dennis Farina - Jack Crawford
  • “- Will Graham: l'm sick of you, Lecktor. If you've got something to say, say it!
    - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: l want to help you, Will. You'd be more comfortable if you relaxed with yourself! We don't invent our natures, they're issued to us with our lungs and pancreas and everything else. Why fight it?”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
    Brian Cox - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
  • “- Will Graham: Why does it feel good, Dr. Lecktor?
    - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor: lt feels good because God has power.”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
    Brian Cox - Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
    [Tag:feeling, god, power]
  • “- Will Graham: This started from an abused kid, a battered infant. There's something terrible about...
    - Jack Crawford: What are you, sympathizing with this guy?
    - Will Graham: Absolutely. My heart bleeds for him, as a child. Someone took a kid and manufactured a monster. At the same time, as an adult, he's irredeemable.”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
    Dennis Farina - Jack Crawford
  • “If our boy imitates being wanted and desired enough times, he believes he will become one who is wanted and desired and accepted. It'll all come true.”

    William Petersen - Will Graham
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