"These movies are remarkably similar -- obviously, they're from the same source writer. They're both about a serial killer getting so inside the head of a detective that he can interfere with the detective's normal life and aspirations. They are both terrifically well-executed motion pictures, but there is one critical difference. Michael's movie has a male detective, and Demme's movie has a female one. And, I would submit, that is the reason 'Manhunter' didn't do as well as it should have and 'Silence of the Lambs' was a gigantic world-wide commercial success."