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Continuity mistake: When William Petersen is talking to his kid in the supermarket, the cereal boxes behind him on the shelves change between two shots. The items behind Kevin also change during the scene. (01:09:05 - 01:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Graham uses Freddy Lounds to plant a story about the Tooth Fairy in the Tattler, Lounds places a tape recorder on a desk. A few shots later, the recorder is back in Freddy's hand, and he places it on the desk again.

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Continuity mistake: When Dollarhyde is shot near the end of the film, he falls on the floor of the kitchen and a pool of blood spreads out from underneath him. In the next shot of his body on the floor, the pool of blood has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: After Will has been to see Lecktor, he is standing near a set of traffic lights with Dennis Farina's character. In the next shot a cigarette mysteriously appears in Will's mouth that wasn't there in the previous shot. (00:21:45)

Continuity mistake: In the original theatrical version, Graham shoots six rounds at Dollarhyde from a gun that holds five rounds. [In the Director's Cut, one of the shots has been edited out. However, this is still valid for other prints of the film.]

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Continuity mistake: When Graham is reviewing the crime scene in Birmingham, his grip on his tape recorder changes. (00:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Lektor calls the University of Chicago to get Will Graham's address, the receptionist tells him that it's 3680 Desoto Highway. When Crawford later tells Graham that Lektor released his address to the Tooth Fairy, he says it's 3860 Desoto Highway. (00:32:15 - 01:01:50)

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Continuity mistake: When William Petersen is talking to his kid in the supermarket, the cereal boxes behind him on the shelves change between two shots. The items behind Kevin also change during the scene. (01:09:05 - 01:10:20)

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Hannibal Lecktor: If one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is.

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Trivia: Michael Mann originally wanted Francis Dollarhyde to have William Blake's "The Great Red Dragon" tattooed on his back, but discarded the idea after deciding said tattoo trivialized Dollarhyde's personal struggles. When Ralph Fiennes played Dolarhyde in Red Dragon, director Brett Ratner decided to include the tattoo.

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Question: How did Graham know that Dollarhyde was the man committing murders, and that he drove a van just because the home videos were processed at the lab where the latter worked?

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Chosen answer: He's figured out earlier that the Tooth Fairy had a van. Graham noticed that at one of the houses, the Tooth Fairy knew everything he had to do and bring with him and at the other house, he didn't know about the new lock on the door because the Tooth Fairy had gotten his information from the same home movies that Graham had been watching. Once the films had been traced to the lab where Dolarhyde worked, it was easy to link them back to him as the only person who'd had access to both and also drove a van.

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