Manhunter (1986) Poster


Brian Cox: Dr. Hannibal Lecktor



  • 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.

  • Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : And if one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is.

  • Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : Dream much... Will?

  • 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?

    Will Graham : Fight what?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : Did you really feel depressed after you shot Mr. Garrett Jacob Hobbes to death? l think you probably did. But it wasn't the act that got to you. Didn't you feel so bad, because killing him felt so good? And why shouldn't it feel good? lt must feel good to God. He does it all the time. God's terrific! He dropped a church roof on 34 of his worshippers in Texas last Wednesday night, just as they were groveling through a hymn to his majesty. Don't you think that felt good?

    Will Graham : Why does it feel good, Dr. Lecktor?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : lt feels good because God has power. lf one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is. God's a champ. He always stays ahead. He got 140 Filipinos in one plane crash last year. Remember that earthquake in ltaly last spring?

  • Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : You want the scent? Smell yourself!

  • Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will? It appears quite black.

  • Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : Save yourself, kill them all!

  • Woman : [voice]  Are you ready for your call to your lawyer?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Yes, thank you.

    [as the call is being placed, Lecktor jimmies open the telephone] 

    Woman : [voice]  Faltro, Christians and Gollub Law Offices. Can I help you?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Oh, excuse me. I must have mis dialed.

    [Lecktor waits until there is a dial tone, then uses an aluminum strip on a stick of chewing gum to activate the dial beacon on the inside of the phone triggering a ringing send response] 

    Male Operator : [voice]  Thank you for using AT&T, this is Operator 24.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [as he re-assembles back the phone]  Operator, I don't have the use of my arms. Would you be so kind as to dial a number for me, please?

    Male Operator : [voice]  Certainly. What's the number?

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  301-555-6624.

    [the phone now rings outbound] 

    Secretary : [voice]  University of Chicago Department of Psychology.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Dr. Sydney Bloom, please.

    Secretary : [voice]  He's not in right now, but I'll connect you to his office.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  What's his secretary's name again?

    Secretary : [voice]  Martha King. Just a moment, please.

    [the phone rings again] 

    Secretary : [voice]  Hello? Martha King's desk.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Hi? Martha?

    Secretary : [voice]  No, Martha doesn't come in nights. I'm only a temp.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Maybe you can help me. This is Bob Greer of Blaine and Edwards Publishing Company. Dr. Bloom asked me to send a copy of 'The Psychiatrist and the Law' to someone, but Martha never sent me the address and phone number.

    Secretary : [voice]  She'll be in in the morning. You can call her back then.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Well... uh, I have to catch a Federal Express plane in about five minutes. I'd be immensely appreciative if you could pull it out of the rolodex for me.

    Secretary : [voice]  I don't see a rolodex.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  I'll bet she has a call caddie right next to her phone.

    Secretary : [voice]  Yeah, I see it.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Well zip that little pointer right on down to the letter 'G'.

    Secretary : [voice]  All right.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  The name I'm looking for, the last name is Graham. The man the book is supposed to be sent to. Mr. Will Graham.

    Secretary : [voice]  It says he works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation 10th and Pennsylvania in Washington DC.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone]  Now, I'll bet it has his home address there too.

    Secretary : [voice]  3680 De Soto Highway, Captiva, Florida.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecktor : [into the phone; makes an evil smirk]  Thank you so very much.

    [hangs up] 

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