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Primal Fear
7.3 Rating
(563 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Martin Vail
Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Janet Venable
John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Shaughnessy
Terry O

Terry O'Quinn

Bud Yancy
Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Tommy Goodman


Written by (View all)
William Diehl

William Diehl

(novel)
Steve Shagan

Steve Shagan

(screenplay) and


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An average movie

7 months ago at Jul 1 21:42
1 vote
Since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather high expectations. Indeed, at the time, Richard Gere was supposedly the big star in this flick but all the attention went to the fresh newcomer Edward Norton who blew everyone away with a really impressive performance. In the years following, he would show up in ‘American Histo... read more
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Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer (Richard Gere) who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy (Edward Norton) accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.
Release date: 3 April 1996
UPC: 097363283270
Thriller (16), Drama (12), Murder (11), Catholic (9), Crime (9), Courtroom (8), Multiple Personality (7), Bishop (7), Lawyer (6), 1996 (6), Church (6), (5), Mental Illness (5), Revenge (5), Twist Ending (5), Corruption (4), Richard Gere (4), Scandal (4), Twist (3), Psychopath (3)
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An average movie

“Since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather high expectations. Indeed, at the time, Richard Gere was supposedly the big star in this flick but all the attention went to the fresh newcomer Edward Norton who blew everyone away with a really impressive performance. In the years following, he would show up in ‘American History X’ and ‘Fight Club’, two massive classics considered as some of the best movies released in the 90’s, and Norton was suddenly hailed as the best actor of his generation. Unfortunately, 15 years later, after making some rather dubious choices, Norton didn’t really live up to those expectations, at least, that’s my opinion. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, indeed, Edward Norto” read more

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