Manhunter

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Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter is a 1986 thriller directed by Michael Mann and was the first feature film adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. The film marked the first appearance of the Hannibal Lecter character (named Hannibal Lecktor here and portrayed by Brian Cox). The book was later adapted again in 2002 for the film Red Dragon with Anthony Hopkins reprising his Silence of the Lambs version of Lecter.


The following weapons were used in the film Manhunter:

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Handguns

Charter Arms Bulldog

As in the book, FBI Special Agent Will Graham (William Petersen) carries a Charter Arms .44 Special Bulldog when he is used as bait to capture the "Tooth Fairy". He's given Glaser Safety Slugs for the Bulldog for a "guaranteed one-shot stop". He pulls the Bulldog during the sting operation as well in the final confrontation with Francis Dollarhyde (Tom Noonan). In the book, it is described as having a Mag-Na-Ported barrel, bobbed hammer, and a "good set of fat grips".

Charter Arms Bulldog - .44 Special. The gun used in the film appears to be the standard model rather than the police model due to the standard sights and lack of ejector rod shroud.
FBI Special Agent Will Graham (William Petersen) pulls his Charter Arms Bulldog on a suspect.
The suspect pulls out his wallet as Graham aims his Charter Arms Bulldog. Note in the background, the FBI HRT member holding an unknown rifle or shotgun.
Spurgeon, played by IPSC shooter and actor Jim Zubiena, gives Graham the Glaser Safety Slugs. He is told these are suspended in liquid Teflon and upon impact opens all up in the target, a "guaranteed one-shot stop".
The Glaser Safety Slugs are visible in this closeup of Graham's Charter Arms Bulldog. This particular angle appears to be a signature Michael Mann shot, as similar shots were seen in Thief and Heat.
Graham fires six shots from his Charter Arms Bulldog at Francis Dollarhyde. Normal Muzzle flash. In reality, however, this revolver is chambered in only five rounds.

Colt Python

An officer who attempts to apprehend Dollarhyde at his home pulls a Colt Python revolver.

Colt Python - .357 Magnum
The first cop with his revolver.

Smith & Wesson 469

A Smith & Wesson 469 is seen carried in an IWB holster by Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina). He is never seen firing this pistol in the film.

Smith & Wesson 469 - 9x19mm
Crawford (on the left) with his S&W drawn.
The S&W is seen in Crawford's IWB holster as he is on the phone.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Several officers are armed with the Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 - .357 Magnum
The revolver is seen on the right as the officer opens fire on Dollarhyde. This is a continuity error, as the cop was armed with a Colt Python when he kicked in the door.
On the right, the officer with the revolver.
Officers with the revolvers drawn.

Suppressed pistol

Used by Francis Dollarhyde (Tom Noonan) to kill Ralph Dandridge (Ralph Mandy in original novel, played by Bill Cwikowski). The pistol is covered by something in most of the shots in which it appears, so it's very difficult to say if it is even a real firearm that is used in this scene - it could simply be an unknown special effects device. However, sound effects and the fact Reba McClane (Joan Allen) does not react to shots fired directly outside her door, as well as information taken from the novel, indicate it is some kind of suppressed pistol.

Dollarhyde shooting Ralph. All the eye can spot is the muzzle flash (which should have been dampened if the weapon is fitted with a suppressor).
Dollarhyde after shooting Ralph. He has something in his right arm, but shape is unclear.

Shotguns

Remington 870

A pistol gripped Remington 870 is used by serial killer Francis Dollarhyde (Tom Noonan) at the end of the film. He kills 2 cops, wounds Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina) and attempts to kill Graham (William Petersen) before he pumps 6 rounds into him with his Bulldog (though before Dollarhyde was also wounded by another cop's bullet). The 870 used in the film was the personal shotgun of the film's weapons expert Jim Zubiena. It was teflon coated with an extended mag tube, muzzle brake, and a Pachmayr pistol grip.

Remington 870 shotgun - 12 Gauge
Dollarhyde grabs his Remington 870 for the shootout.
Dollarhyde shooting the lamp in his kitchen.
Dollarhyde with his shotgun.
Dollarhyde with his shotgun. Another angle.
Dollarhyde fires the Remington at an officer
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Detailed shot of Remington 870 in the hands of Dollarhyde, before he receives his last, seventh wound.

Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun

A Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun is seen in the hands of an Florida Highway Patrol officer.

Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun - 12 Gauge
A Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun is seen in the hands of an FHP officer.

Rifles / Carbines

Colt Commando

Tactical officers are armed with Colt Commando rifles during the Graham sting operation. Officer also are seen with the rifle at Dollarhyde's home.

Colt XM177E2 'Commando' - 5.56x45mm
The Colt Commando is seen in a tactical officer's hands.
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Remington 700

A SWAT sniper is seen armed with what appears to be a Remington 700PSS rifle while providing cover for Graham's undercover operation. This rifle appears to be fitted with a night vision scope.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
The sniper takes aim with the rifle.
Close-up of the rifle's action. Note distinctive bolt shroud.

Submachine Guns

Uzi

A tactical officer is armed with an IMI Uzi.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
The officer on the left holds the Uzi.

See Also

The Hannibal Lecter Franchise
Brian Cox Manhunter (1986)
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs (1991)   •  Hannibal (2001)   •  Red Dragon (2002)
Gaspard Ulliel Hannibal Rising (2007)
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal (2013-2015)



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