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Primal Fear (1996)

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Starring (View all)
Richard Gere Richard Gere
Martin Vail
Laura Linney Laura Linney
Janet Venable
John Mahoney John Mahoney
Shaughnessy
Edward Norton Edward Norton
Aaron / Roy
Andre Braugher Andre Braugher
Goodman


Written by (View all)
William Diehl William Diehl
(novel)
Steve Shagan Steve Shagan
(screenplay) and


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An average movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 1 21:42
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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.
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Tags: Thriller (15), Murder (13), Drama (11), Crime (9), 1996 (8), Courtroom (8), Catholic (8), Multiple Personality (7), Bishop (7), Church (6), Twist Ending (6), Lawyer (6), Mystery (5), Revenge (5), Mental Illness (5), (5), Corruption (4), Richard Gere (4), Chicago (3), Scandal (3)
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