***It is called Manhunter, with William Peterson (CSI)***
You know there are two endings to the movie, don’t you.
In he current MANHUNTER, after the villan is killed they cut to the hero meeting his family at the beach.
In the one shown on SHOWTIME about 1985, after the villan is killed, you see a woman picking up her child to answer the door when the doorbell rings. She yells to her husband, “I’ll get it!”. Then she lets out a gasp and jumps back! A bruised Peterson is at the door.
The husband comes running through the house with a .45 in his hand and places himself between his wife and Peterson. “Hold it!”.
Peterson says he is there to check up on them as they were supposed to be the next victims of the Red Dragon. (Or had he mentally become the red Dragon and was casing the next victim?) Some small talk is made, and he excuses himself. Then we cut to the scene of him meeting his family at the beach.
That movie was based on a real serial killer who chose his family victims via the celluloid film he processed in his job. As you might guess, the real serial killer was murdering severl decades ago, when film was wound through a camera and had to be developed before viewing.
The one I saw had only the Beach ending.
would like to see the other too.
I thought The long version of “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” was quite riveting for a 20-year-old film. Very intense and much more what I would call realistic of the dangers of tracking a madman.