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Primary Colors
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John Travolta

John Travolta

Governor Jack Stanton
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Susan Stanton
Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Richard Jemmons
Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Libby Holden
Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester

Henry Burton
Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Daisy Green
Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

Gov. Fred Picker
Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd

Mamma Stanton


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Elaine May

Elaine May

(screenplay)


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A great underrated movie

4 years, 4 months ago at Aug 20 8:19
I really liked this movie a lot. I think it was made just before the Monicagate (maybe I'm wrong!) so it was actually extremely sharp ! It is a very interesting movie about politics (a topic I find riveting) and the cast is very good aswell. Definitely worth a look.

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1 year, 5 months ago at Jul 22 20:26
Perhaps the thing keeping Primary Colors from achieving true greatness is pretty simple: it’s practically a fossilized record of the Clinton era in microcosm. It also had the unfortunate bit of luck to be released in 1998, shortly after the Monica Lewinsky scandal became a national soap opera, late-night punch line and eternal footnote to Clinton’s presidency. But it’s not all bad, Primary C... read more
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Jack Stanton is running for president. The election is seen through the eyes of young Henry Burton. Along the way Stanton must deal with a sex scandal.
Release date: 20 March 1998
UPC: 025192028328
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"Entertaining incite into how an immoral politician can come to office. A farce loosely based on Bill Clinton."


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“Perhaps the thing keeping Primary Colors from achieving true greatness is pretty simple: it’s practically a fossilized record of the Clinton era in microcosm. It also had the unfortunate bit of luck to be released in 1998, shortly after the Monica Lewinsky scandal became a national soap opera, late-night punch line and eternal footnote to Clinton’s presidency. But it’s not all bad, Primary Colors is smart, cynical and twisted enough to actually examine the lesser-of-two-evils dichotomy that presides in American politics.

No film reaching for such lofty ambitions of tone or character could ever walk away as a perfectly realized piece of work, and Primary Colors is often messy, reaching into absurdist’s territory in many instances, yet still somehow striking a fairly believ” read more

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