History YMMV / Manhunter

11th Jun '17 2:09:33 PM ACW
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* VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do very well at the box office and dealt with mixed reviews from critics upon intial release, now it's considered a classic in it's own right and left quite an impact on films and TV shows of the same or similar genre, and is generally regarded the best Hannibal Lecter related adaptation aside from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do very well at the box office and dealt with mixed reviews from critics upon intial release, now it's considered a classic in it's own right and left quite an impact on films and TV shows of the same or similar genre, and is generally regarded the best Hannibal Lecter related adaptation aside from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.

THE COMIC
*CompleteMonster: [[ArchnemesisDad Walter "Walt" Pratt]] was the [[BastardBastard illegitimate son]] of the Justice Society heroes Phantom Lady and Iron Munroe. Growing up in a series of foster homes, Walt gained a streak of [[HeManWomanHater violent misogyny]] that manifested in brutally killing women later in life. [[DomesticAbuse Abusing]] and eventually murdering his own wife, Walt was sent to prison for the majority of his daughter [[TheProtagonist Kate]]'s life. When Kate was an adult with a young son, Walt returned to her life, revealing he was dying of bone cancer. Seeking to extend his life, Walt tried to kidnap his own grandson Ramsey to harvest his bone marrow to save his own life while paying the two supervillains he hired to do the transplant with Kate's ex-husband Peter, allowing the villains to torture him to death on camera. When he learned Ramsey was not a match, he tried to blackmail Kate to sacrifice herself in the transplant by threatening to beat Peter to death using Ramsey. When he realized there was no further way to survive, Walt proceeded to attempt to kill both [[OffingTheOffspring Kate]] and [[WouldHurtAChild Ramsey]] just to ensure his whole bloodline would be extinct.
8th Mar '17 10:26:13 PM Kaltes
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* VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do very well at the box office and dealt with mixed reviews from critics upon intial release, now it's considered a classic in it's own right and left quite an impact on films and TV shows of the same or similar genre, and is generally considered the best Hannibal Lecter related adaptation aside from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do very well at the box office and dealt with mixed reviews from critics upon intial release, now it's considered a classic in it's own right and left quite an impact on films and TV shows of the same or similar genre, and is generally considered regarded the best Hannibal Lecter related adaptation aside from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
8th Mar '17 10:25:31 PM Kaltes
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* [[OneSceneWonder Three Scene Wonder]]: Lecktor appears in only three scenes, but he casts a pall over the entire film. Cox's take on him is a slimy, reptilian version, with cold, black eyes and a seemingly toothless mouth.

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* [[OneSceneWonder Three Scene Wonder]]: Lecktor appears in only three scenes, but he casts a pall over the entire film. Cox's take on him is a slimy, reptilian version, with cold, black eyes and a seemingly toothless mouth.mouth.
*VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do very well at the box office and dealt with mixed reviews from critics upon intial release, now it's considered a classic in it's own right and left quite an impact on films and TV shows of the same or similar genre, and is generally considered the best Hannibal Lecter related adaptation aside from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
21st Jun '16 12:47:15 AM Mikeyfan93
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!YMMV tropes for the film ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'':

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!YMMV !!YMMV tropes for the film ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'':
10th Oct '15 9:41:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* NightmareFuel:
** The opening scene in which the killer goes to his victim's bedroom - seen through his video camera - just as the mother awakens, Freddy Lounds' fate, Lecktor's subtle lines ("''Dream'' much?") and his phone call are all well and frightening, but Tom Noonan as the Tooth Fairy is pure NightmareFuel, ''especially'' when he captures Freddy Lounds.
** Just the way Cox delivers some of his lines, like, "Operator, I have lost the use of my arms and can't dial a phone..."
** Meta example: Tom Noonan didn't want to interact with any of the other actors unless they were filming, to make their reactions to his character's disturbing behavior more realistic. He even went as far as to sequester himself in his trailer between scenes, take different flights to filming locations than the rest of the crew, and staying in different hotels. The results speak for themselves.
*** Noonan has joked about this though and implied that some of the "steps" he took to this effect were not meant to be taken seriously- for instance, he was asked about the lighting in some of the scenes and replied "Francis doesn't like the light" as a bit of a gag, only to find out later that they really did turn the lights down and he ended up having to do all of his scenes in darkened rooms, because he was too embarrassed to correct them.
7th Sep '15 3:15:07 PM CasWarner
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** After Will shuts him down, the way Lectkor ''pauses,'' looking at him, before asking him if he "dreams" much takes the very first time Hannibal Lecter ever did something like that and makes it the funniest moment in the movie.
26th Jul '15 5:49:11 PM AnotherGuy
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** Just the way Cox delivers some of his lines, like, "Operator, I have lost the use of my arms and can't dial a phone..."
26th Jul '15 5:47:23 PM AnotherGuy
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*** However, it does result in a supremely BaitAndSwitch scene in which it seems like Dolarhyde is stalking Peterson's wife and son outside their beach house. (It's the cops.)
4th Apr '15 5:15:41 AM Odon
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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel.

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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel. The movie also makes an error by having the rounds go through Dolarhyde; the Glaser is specifically designed to avoid this.
4th Apr '15 5:11:43 AM Odon
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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel.
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