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  • Winner of two 1998 Broadcast Critics Association awards, including Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton) and Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates, tied with Joan Allen for "Pleasantville").
  • Released in United States May 1998
  • Released in United States on Video August 8, 1998
  • Released in United States on Video September 8, 1998
  • Released in United States Spring March 20, 1998
  • Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Opening Night - out of competition) May 13-24, 1998.
  • The controversial, anonymously written roman-a-clef "Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics" was published by Random House in 1996. In mid-July 1996, Newsweek columnist Joe Klein admitted that he was the book's author.
  • Director Mike Nichols purchased the motion picture rights to the novel for a reported $1.5 million.
  • John Travolta reportedly received $20 million for this project.
  • Universal Pictures has reportedly paid Mike Nichols $6.5 for the motion picture rights to the book, and an additional $8.5 million to direct and produce this project.
  • John Travolta reportedly received $20 million for this project.
  • Began shooting May 5, 1997.
  • Completed shooting August 4, 1997.
  • Icarus is Mike Nichols' production company.
  • Released in United States Spring March 20, 1998
  • Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Opening Night - out of competition) May 13-24, 1998.)
  • Released in United States on Video August 8, 1998
  • Released in United States on Video September 8, 1998
  • Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published from the Writers Guild of America.
  • Nominated for two 1998 awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates) and Most Promising Actor (Adrian Lester) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.
  • Winner of the 1998 award for Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates) from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Nominated for a further award for Most Promising Actor (Adrian Lester).