Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Brett Ratner|
|Screenplay by||Ted Tally|
by Thomas Harris
|Music by||Danny Elfman|
|Edited by||Mark Helfrich|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$209.1 million|
|Red Dragon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Danny Elfman|
|Released||September 24, 2002|
|Danny Elfman chronology|
Red Dragon is a 2002 American psychological horror film based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, featuring psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It is a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Hannibal (2001). The novel was originally adapted into the film Manhunter (1986).
The film was directed by Brett Ratner and written for the screen by Ted Tally, who also wrote the screenplay for The Silence of the Lambs. It stars Anthony Hopkins as Lecter, a role he played twice before in The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, and Edward Norton as FBI agent Will Graham. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
In Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Hannibal Lecter attends a symphonic orchestra performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He is irritated by a flute player who repeatedly misses out on his part. Later, he hosts a dinner party in his townhouse for the orchestra's board of directors. During conversation, the disappearance of the flute player is brought up. When one of the guests asks about the dish Lecter made, he responds that if he tells her, she might not try it, implying he is serving the flute player.
|May 18, 2003||Saturn Awards||Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ralph Fiennes||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Emily Watson||Nominated|
|February 5, 2003||Empire Awards||Best British Actress||Emily Watson||Nominated|
|February 13, 2003||London Film Critics Circle Awards||British Supporting Actress of the Year||Emily Watson||Won|
|August 2, 2003||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie – Horror/Thriller||Nominated|
|March 29, 2003||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger||Tyler Patrick Jones||Won|