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Primary Colors

Primary Colors(1998)

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Brief Synopsis

The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton's politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton's from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate's past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton's campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton's longtime friends.

Cast & Crew

Mike Nichols Director
John Travolta Governor Jack Stanton
Bill Maher Himself
Billy Bob Thornton Richard Jemmons
Emma Thompson Susan Stanton
Adrian Lester Henry Burton
Kathy Bates Libby Holden
Paul Guilfoyle Howard Ferguson
Larry Hagman Governor Fred Picker
Diane Ladd Mamma Stanton
Caroline Aaron Lucille Kaufman

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1998 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  H2L Media Group .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Cinesite Europe, Ltd. .....Production Company, Nina Saxon Film Design .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, Toho-Towa Company .....Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Theatrical Distributor, RCV Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, Golden Village .....Theatrical Distributor, Egmont .....Theatrical Distributor, Kinepolis Film Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, Cts .....Theatrical Distributor, Rep .....Theatrical Distributor, Ufd .....Theatrical Distributor, Skifan Hf .....Theatrical Distributor, Universal Pictures .....Studio, Universal Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Tele Muenchen Group .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Toho Tawa/Marubeni .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Union Generale .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Nordisk Film .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Cecchi Gori Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Aurum Producciones .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Bbc Worldwide .....Foreign Tv Distributor, H2L Media Group .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, Toho-Towa Company .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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