I was looking for a "ask me about movies"
website and I came across yours. Here is my question:
I was recently looking at the IMDB movies database
on Edward Norton and saw that he was in "Red
Dragon" in 2002 as FBI Agent Will Graham. This
got me thinking about a movie I saw on NBC several
years ago based on the same "Red Dragon"
book by Thomas Harris. Before you send me to "Manhunter"...I
rented it and I don't think that was the same one
I remember seeing. The one I'm thinking of might have
been a made-for-tv movie specifically for NBC. They
were probably trying to cash in on the popularity
of Silence of the Lambs in the mid 90's. I don't remember
any actors that were in it, although it seems like
it did have Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (that
could be just my memory playing tricks on me since
I didn't see anything about it in Hopkins IMDB listing).
There are a few things that I remember about this
particular version of the movie.
It seems like there was more emphasis placed on the
Chinese Red Dragon symbol(s) than in either "Red
Dragon" or "Manhunter". It seems like
the killer was leaving more of a calling card with
the symbol at the murder scenes.
It also seemed to put emphasis on the lunar cycle
to the murders more than the other movies.
Like "Manhunter" and unlike "Red Dragon"
we didn't actually see Graham's capture of Lector...it
was recounted by Graham during the movie, but never
Like "Manhunter" and unlike "Red Dragon",
Lecter takes off the cover of the phone (there are
no buttons to dial with) that he is given and uses
a metallic gum wrapper to get to the operator).
At the end of the movie, the Red Dragon character
was first hit with a taser that we've previously been
told "should stop anyone"...of course it
doesn't and Graham has to use his gun which he's loaded
with a special type of bullet (again
similar to Manhunter).
I'm sure that the title had both "Red Dragon"
and "Hannibal Lector" in it. Something like..."Red
Dragon: The Curse of
Hannibal Lecter". Again, I distinctly remember
this being shown on NBC after Silence of the Lambs
was relased because I already knew who Hannibal Lecter
my question is am I having a bad case of mixed up
memories...or did a made-for-TV version of Red Dragon
exist that now seems to have been forgotten. Thanks
for your help.
most of the other similiarites you recall to "Manhunter"
(other than the odd one which could be memory tricks
or the above-mentioned time-padding), I'm fairly confident
this is the movie you saw. I also checked Google (nothing),
and IMDB for a character search on "Hannibal
Lecter" (Silence, Red Dragon spelling), "Hannibal
Lecktor" (Manhunter spelling), and "Dr.
Hannibal" (friendly Oprah-esque shrink spelling),
to see if the character turned up in any other movies.
Nada. Definitely Anthony Hopkins hasn't played him
in anything other than the three already released,
although they are now filming a prequel of sorts featuring
Hopkins again (just voice work this time, other actors
are playing Lector at earlier ages). I'm surprised
they don't try rebroadcasting the movie more now,
since CSI's William Petersen was the lead, they can
cash in on his popularity now. Well, maybe they have
but I just missed it.
If you're a Jaws
freak, and there are tons of them out there, then
this is one of the well known bits of trivia just
like Indiana Jones freaks know that the club at the
start of "Temple" is called "Club Obi-Wan",
and Star Wars freaks know in "Empire" there
is a shoe in the asteroid field.
back to the Jaws trivia tidbit: the Brody's dog in
the movie was director Steven Spielberg's dog, and
it also showed up in "Close Encounters of the
Third Kind". On the other hand, if you're thinking
of "Pippet", the dog who becomes a Jaws-snack
just before the shark eats the little kid Alex, then
I don't know the owner. He was the lonely guy who
ends up with just the stick that washes back into
"Back to the Future"
- great first movie with two mediocre sequels. In
the first flick we see Marty desperately trying to
get his parents to kiss at the big high school dance
at the end of the movie- this was the "Enchantment
Under the Sea" dance. This
was basically his last chance to get the two together,
since threatening his dad as Darth Vader from the
planet Vulcan with brain melting did not work.
also see the dance scene again in the sequel, as things
get unnecessarily convuluted with a second Marty creeping
around backstage, trying not to get noticed by the
first time-travelling Marty. Anyhow as you well know,
at the Enchantment Under the Sea, the 'rents end up
having their big smooch and things turned out kosher.
good question, and there are two main reasons Lucas
has given whenever the question comes up:
He knew from the start that the story of episodes
4 - 6 was more of a true 'adventure' tale. It had
the classic elements of the movies he loved growing
up (not least because he borrowed liberally from alot
of classic films in writing the story). This series
of films was more likely to captivate an audience
since it was, in fact, a 'funner' story arc to follow.
Although he didn't have all the details of the prequel
trilogy worked out back in the 70's, he did know that
it was going to basically be about Anakin's fall to
the dark side, and much more 'political' in nature
rather than the swashbuckling fun of the later episodes.
He figured (rightly) that many audience members would
not find this story as engaging.
The special-effects technology of the 70's and 80's
was not up to the task. Again, he knew the story would
be more 'political', and would feature large galactic-scale
armies battling each other rather than small rebel
attack squadrons. Therefore the special effects required
to accurately display his vision would need to be
much more advanced than what was available at the
time. He mentioned that after the first "Jurassic
Park" movie came out that he could see special
effects were finally catching up to be able to do
what he wanted to show, and so it would be time to
get into making the prequel trilogy.
The band name in the Cameron
Crowe grunge-era flick was called "Citizen Dick".
It featured Matt Dillon as the lead, and the other
band members were members of Pearl Jam. They performed
a song titled "Touch Me I'm Dick", which
was a rewrite of "Touch Me I'm Sick", by
another grunge band fave Mudhoney.
13 year old son recently watched a movie on Country
Music Television that was not listed anywhere in the
digital tv menu for that particular day, but he enjoyed
it so much I am trying to locate the movie. He said
that it is a story about a young guitar player that
helps a legendary blues singer/songwriter escape from
a nursing home to travel with him to the city for
a guitar competition. Along the way the elderly legend
teaches the young boy how to play and appreciate the
timeless art and beauty of his blues music. The boy
wins the competition and then the elderly songwriter
has to return to the nursing home, but tells the boy
to carry the torch on for him in teaching others.
said it was the BEST movie he had ever seen, and I
can not find ANYTHING or any resource to help me locate
it. My search has been limited because of the details
that my son was not able to provide. Can you please
help me locate this movie? Thanks for any help!
like the movie is 'Crossroads' (not the Britney Spears
version), which was released in 1986 and starred "Karate
Kid" Ralph Macchio. In the flick he does indeed
help an aging blues singer escape from a nursing home
and the two go on a road trip. There is also a supernatural
twist towards the end in regards to the competition.
The Karate Kid not only is facing off against an amazing
foe (Steve Vai), he is also battling Satan in order
to negate a 'deal with the devil' that the legendary
blues singer made in his younger days.
You can take a look at the plot details and even see
a trailer for the flick at IMDB here.
question - and I couldn't find the answer. Came across
movies where people played their own grandmother,
but not a mom being the grandmother.
anyone knows the answer to this one, send
me a note!
"classic" character name of Zorro's alter-ego
is Don Diego de la Vega. This is the name of the character
in the 1920 movie "The Mark of Zorro" starring
everyone's favorite screen hunk Douglas Fairbanks,
and the name of the character through the 50's tv
show, the 60's and 70's movies (including the much-loved
1972 porn flick "The Erotic Adventures of Zorro"),
and even the 1981 'comedy' "Zorro the Gay Blade".
difference with the new Antonio Banderas movies was
that Anthony Hopkins portrayed Don Diego, who as you
know died at the end of "The Mask of Zorro".
Antonio's character's name was "Alejandro Murrieta",
and it was he who became the new Zorro to keep the
common folk of California safe and sound, in "Mask
of Zorro" and 2005's sequel "The Legend
is Mr. T's real name?
pity the fool who doesn't know it's Lawrence Tureaud.