Corrected entry: This error applies to the DVD version of the movie. When reading the Lecter case files in the special features section, the dates in which the events of the movie take place are all in the 1970's. However, the movie says that they occur in the 1980's. Which is it?
Corrected entry: True to the novel Hannibal persists in asking Graham, on his asylum visits, how he managed to catch him. However, the film's departure from the novel, i.e. the opening scene in Venice (presumably added in order to increase the role of Hannibal in this prequel to the hugely successful Silence of The Lambs), makes that a silly question. He was getting closer but Graham had no idea who was responsible for Hannibal's series of murders until he "confessed" it for himself with his knife attack on Graham.
Corrected entry: It is said that they found out that the dead body is not Dolarhyde because of DNA tests; however, DNA couldn't be taken in those days.
Corrected entry: Dolarhyde pours a flamable liquid onto the floor of his house and creates a brilliant fire with ceiling-high flames and absolutely no smoke whatsoever. A real fire would have blackened the top half of the room during the minute or so it took him to fake his suicide after lighting the fire.
Corrected entry: Will is teaching his wife how to shoot a gun. However, they are standing on a distance of about 30m from the target. When I was learning how to shoot when I was an MP we never shot from a bigger distance than 10m, since the gun isn't accurate enough to shoot bigger distances.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Dragon sets the ring of fire, he fires a shot and Emily is covered in blood. During the whole scene, Ralph (the man who is shot) is nowhere to be found, despite several wide shots of the fire being lit. How did the Dragon pull him through the fire, hold him up, and then shoot him in the head without moving out of the room?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ed Norton is teaching his wife to shoot, there is absolutely no muzzle blast as she takes each shot. Muzzle blast is always present when a gun is fired.
Corrected entry: When Ralph Fiennes has Emily Watson in his house, and he is going to shoot her and then himself, he decides he can't kill her. You assume he's shooting himself, and we hear a shot, and see blood splatter all over Emily. He instead shot the man he'd already killed earlier in the day. A dead body doesn't leave a blood splatter - if the heart isn't pumping blood, it can't splatter.Jack's Revenge
Corrected entry: Lounds has to read out a text written by the Red Dragon. First off, there are things in the text which the Red Dragon didn't know about when he wrote the piece. For instance, the fact that Lounds wrote the article on police order. Second, after Lounds read the text he talks to the Red Dragon, stating he wants to understand. After that he screams in pain as he gets his tongue (?) bitten out. The problem is, that on the tape the police receive, the text that Lounds had to read out loud and Lounds' screams are right after one another, without the spoken words in between, where he states that he wants to understand.
Corrected entry: The coroner identifies Ralph's body as Dolarhyde because Dolarhyde's dentures are in his mouth. To fit the dentures into the corpse's mouth would require knocking/pulling out Ralph's existing teeth, which any coroner would be able to tell would have been done post-mortem because Ralph's gums would not have had time to close and heal over.
Corrected entry: At the start of Red Dragon,Will seems to be having a hard time tracking down the killer or understanding that the killer is in fact the good Doctor. Surely he would have had a full statement from Mason Verger,the only surviving victim of Hannibal the Cannibal,a 'fact' later established in Hannibal.If Mason survived,why doesn't Will know about it?
Corrected entry: The text of Hannibal Lecter's message to the Tooth Fairy is "Graham home: Marathon, Florida. Save yourself. Kill them all." Sans spacing and punctuation, the message is 48 characters in length. Lecter's message in the Tattler listed only 47 Bible verses (line/letter pairs). Perhaps Dr. Lecter can't spell "Florida."
Corrected entry: Will Graham finally figures out how the Tooth Fairy knows the inside of the Jacobi house by realising the Chromalux name printed on the videotape box is the video transfer company. But given that he spent a lot of time reviewing the tapes, didn't he notice the Leeds family also had a video made by the same company? Why didn't he notice the Chromalux name on their video too? How could he have missed the connection?
Corrected entry: When Dolarhyde fires the shotgun in his house, blood spatters on Reba's face. When this happens, Reba is sitting in the middle of the couch, and there is an end table with a phone on it between her and Dolarhyde. You'd think at least some of the furniture would get blood on it too, but as the camera pulls back, we see there is no blood anywhere on the couch, the table, or the side of the phone.
Corrected entry: In the final shoot-out, Graham's gun appears to be a revolver. When he tells his wife to shoot Dolarhyde, the gun she picks up from beside her husband appears to be an automatic.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Graham takes off his shirt there are no visible signs of the stab wounds that Dr. Lecter inflicted.
Corrected entry: When Edward Norton's character goes to see Hannibal for the first time, he says he has a flight back to Birmingham at 4:15. The first thing that Norton's character wants to do after seeing Hannibal is visit both crime scenes, which he does. However, when he returns, he visits the Atlanta crime scene first (The Leeds' house), then the one in Birmingham. Wouldn't it have been more time efficient the other way around?
Corrected entry: When Will is in the woods by the Jacoby's house he looks down and finds the pull tab of a can of soda/beer. When the movie is suppose to take place in 1980 the types of pull tabs on cans were the kind with the round opening and teardrop end that came completely off the can in one piece. The one that Will picked up was from the newer style of cans that did not come out until the very late 80's. This one piece tab stayed on the can to cut down on litter.
Corrected entry: During the scene were Ed Norton goes to the Leeds house for the first time at night, he walks into the kitchen and turns on the light, but the switch is hidden under a counter top - how did he know it was there?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Will Graham is handed Dolarhyde's diary/scrapbook, one shot shows the book as if it is upside down (so the cover would open from left to right, as opposed to the normal right to left) and Graham then puts the book on his lap. When the shot changes to him opening the book, it opens in the normal fashion, right to left.