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* DyeingForYourArt: Tom Noonan began body-building to prepare for the role and felt that his size intimidated the crew when filming began, as the first scene to be shot was his character's interrogation and murder of another.



** [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/brian-cox,2424/ According to Brian Cox]], Brian Dennehy was "sort of in the loop" to play Lektor. Dennehy, for whatever reason, recommended that they check out Cox, who was performing in a play at the time. Also considered were Creator/BruceDern, Creator/JohnLithgow and Creator/MandyPatinkin.
** The studio wanted Creator/DonJohnson for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were also considered.
** Creator/DavidLynch was originally considered to direct.

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** [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/brian-cox,2424/ According to Brian Cox]], Brian Dennehy was "sort of in the loop" to play Lektor. Dennehy, for whatever reason, recommended that they check out Cox, who was performing in a play at the time. Also considered were Creator/BruceDern, Creator/JohnLithgow and Creator/MandyPatinkin.
Creator/MandyPatinkin. Curiously, Mann also considered fellow filmmaker Creator/WilliamFriedkin.
** The studio wanted Creator/DonJohnson for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/MelGibson, Creator/KyleMacLachlan, Creator/PaulNewman and Creator/MickeyRourke were also considered.
considered. Johnson was also considered for Francis Dollarhyde.
** Creator/DavidLynch was originally considered an early consideration for the director's role, having still been under contract to direct.[=De Laurentiis=] after making ''Film/{{Dune}}''. However, Lynch rejected the role after finding the story to be "violent and completely degenerate".


* NonIndicativeTitle: Indirectly. ''Manhunter'' is actually a decent alternative title and fits well. But immediately after the success of ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', this film was broadcast on TV under the title ''Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lector''. The subtitle is the non-indicative part since it's set before ''Silence of the Lambs'', thus Lector is still behind bars where he stays for the entire film.


* PlayingAgainstType: Chris Elliott, of all people, in a straight role as one of the FBI techs.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Chris Elliott, Creator/ChrisElliott, of all people, in a straight role as one of the FBI techs.


* ActorAllusion: Former police officer Dannis Farina as FBI investigator Jack Crawford



* CastTheExpert: The scene where Reba touches a sedated tiger features a real sedated tiger. The veterinarian is played by a real veterinarian.

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* CastTheExpert: CastTheExpert:
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The scene where Reba touches a sedated tiger features a real sedated tiger. The veterinarian is played by a real veterinarian.veterinarian.
** Former police officer Dannis Farina as FBI investigator Jack Crawford.



** The studio wanted [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were also considered.

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** The studio wanted [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] Creator/DonJohnson for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were also considered.


* LifeImitatesArt: William Peterson found the role of Will Graham mentally exhausting and had trouble shaking Graham's characterisation even when he went on to other roles (he had to radically change his own appearance in order to look in the mirror and see someone else, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki). Very appropriate, given that he's playing a criminal profiler who was institutionalised because he couldn't shake the thoughts of the serial killers he hunted.

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* LifeImitatesArt: William Peterson Petersen found the role of Will Graham mentally exhausting and had trouble shaking Graham's characterisation even when he went on to other roles (he had to radically change his own appearance in order to look in the mirror and see someone else, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki). Very appropriate, given that he's playing a criminal profiler who was institutionalised because he couldn't shake the thoughts of the serial killers he hunted.

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* MethodActing: Tom Noonan avoided all contact with cast members in order to heighten the isolation and tension between himself and other people, particularly Creator/WilliamPetersen


* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $15 million. Box Office, $8.6 million. This first adaptation of the novel ''Literature/RedDragon'' was one of several busts for producer Dino De Laurentiis that ultimately ended his production company EG. De Laurentiis sold the sequel rights to Orion for a pittance, but when the result was ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', the famous film producer returned to the Hannibal Lecter franchise.



** The studio wanted [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were considered.

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** The studio wanted [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were also considered.


* NonIndicativeTitle: Indirectly. ''Manhunter'' is actually a decent alternative title and fits well. But immediately after the success of ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', this film was broadcast on TV under the title ''Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lector''. The subtitle is the non-indicative part since it's set before ''Silence of the Lambs'', thus Lector is still behind bars where he stays for the entire film.

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* NonIndicativeTitle: Indirectly. ''Manhunter'' is actually a decent alternative title and fits well. But immediately after the success of ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', this film was broadcast on TV under the title ''Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lector''. The subtitle is the non-indicative part since it's set before ''Silence of the Lambs'', thus Lector is still behind bars where he stays for the entire film.


* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The translation of the film's French title is ''The Sixth Sense''.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The translation of the film's French title is ''The Sixth Sense''.Sense'', which gets it regularly confused with [[Film/TheSixthSense the M. Night Shyamalan movie]].

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* TheDanza: Creator/WilliamPetersen as Will Graham.


* WorkingTitle: The film was originally going to be entitled ''Red Dragon'', the same name as the novel. However, when ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title. He also did not want audiences to assume that this was Kung-Fu movie.

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* WorkingTitle: The film was originally going to be entitled ''Red Dragon'', the same name as the novel. However, when ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title. He also did not want audiences to assume that this was Kung-Fu a kung-fu movie.



** Some sources indicate that the third game was going to be set in Chicago and the fourth and final in London. Others claim London for third and Orbs' homeworlds for fourth.

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** Two more games were planned after ''San Francisco'', though only one had a confirmed setting of London. Some sources indicate that the third London game was going to be the finale, with a third set in Chicago and the fourth and final in London. Others Chicago, while others claim London for third was up next and one set on the Orbs' homeworlds for fourth.homeworld would be the end.

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* ActorAllusion: Former police officer Dannis Farina as FBI investigator Jack Crawford


* NonIndicativeTitle: Indirectly. ''Manhunter'' is actually a decent alternative title and fits well. But immediately after the success of ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', this film was broadcast on TV under the title ''Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lector''. The subtitle is the non-indicative part since it's set before ''Silence of the Lambs'', thus Lector is still behind bars where he stays for the entire film.



* WorkingTitle: The film was originally going to be entitled ''Red Dragon'', the same name as the novel. However, when ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title.

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* WorkingTitle: The film was originally going to be entitled ''Red Dragon'', the same name as the novel. However, when ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title.
title. He also did not want audiences to assume that this was Kung-Fu movie.

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* LifeImitatesArt: William Peterson found the role of Will Graham mentally exhausting and had trouble shaking Graham's characterisation even when he went on to other roles (he had to radically change his own appearance in order to look in the mirror and see someone else, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki). Very appropriate, given that he's playing a criminal profiler who was institutionalised because he couldn't shake the thoughts of the serial killers he hunted.



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* CastTheExpert: The scene where Reba touches a sedated tiger features a real sedated tiger. The veterinarian is played by a real veterinarian.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The translation of the film's French title is ''The Sixth Sense''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/brian-cox,2424/ According to Brian Cox]], Brian Dennehy was "sort of in the loop" to play Lektor. Dennehy, for whatever reason, recommended that they check out Cox, who was performing in a play at the time.

!!The Video Game:


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** [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/brian-cox,2424/ According to Brian Cox]], Brian Dennehy was "sort of in the loop" to play Lektor. Dennehy, for whatever reason, recommended that they check out Cox, who was performing in a play at the time. Also considered were Creator/BruceDern, Creator/JohnLithgow and Creator/MandyPatinkin.
** The studio wanted [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] for Will Graham. Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson and Creator/PaulNewman were considered.
** Creator/DavidLynch was originally considered to direct.
* WorkingTitle: The film was originally going to be entitled ''Red Dragon'', the same name as the novel. However, when ''Film/YearOfTheDragon'' became a box office failure, Dino De Laurentiis decided to avoid a "dragon" title.

!!The Video Game:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen:

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