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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, 11 months ago at Aug 20 8:19
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. I have noticed that it didn't get much love when it was released but I think it's a shame as I really liked it a lot. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was made just before the Monicagate (maybe I'm wrong!) so it was actually extremely sharp. Anyway, I think it is a ... read more

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2 years 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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“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.

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