Instinct


2h 4m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell's truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder's unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Uganda; Jamaica; Orlando, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell's truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder's unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.

Crew

Michael Alexander

Animal Wrangler

Richard Alonzo

Art Department

David Alstadter

Foley Mixer

Errol Anderson

Costumes

David Anthony

Other

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Daniel Arkin

Editor

Stuart Artingstall

Hair

James Babineaux

Best Boy

Bob Badami

Music Editor

Lloyd Ball

Animatronics

Theresa Barone

Casting Associate

Pedro Barquin

Other

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Bill Basso

Art Department

Robert Batha

Assistant Sound Editor

Tiger Bela

Assistant

Andrew Bernstein

Assistant Director

Chrissie Beveridge

Hairdresser

Tucker Bills

Audio

John Blake

Makeup Supervisor

Mike Boustead

Music

Darin Bouyssou

Art Department

Judy Bowerman

Animator

Barbara Boyle

Producer

Paul Boyle

Production Assistant

Mark Bradley

Visual Effects

Stacye Branche

Hairdresser

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Todd Bray

Scenic Artist

Barry Brazell

Stunts

Chris Brigham

Special Thanks To

Earl Brown

Rigging Gaffer

Emery Brown

Production Designer

Chris Browne

Assistant Camera Operator

Maxine Bryan

Other

Alrick Burke

Transportation Co-Captain

Jeffrey Burks

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jeffrey Burks

Other

Steward Burris

Animator

Erika Wangberg Burton

Visual Effects

Keith Butler

Stand-In

Kelly Cabral

Sound Editor

Connie Cadwell

Hair

John Calpin

Art Department

John Munro Cameron

Other

Jennifer Canal

Production Assistant

Jay Caputo

Other

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

Kevin Cerchiai

Boom Operator

Michael Charboneau

Foreman

Laurie Charchut

Production Accountant

Jim Charmatz

Art Department

James Clyne

Visual Effects

Xiomara Comrie

Assistant Camera Operator

Victor Constantino

Assistant

Chris Cornwell

Art Director

Kirk Corwin

Property Master

Dave Covarrubias

Animatronics

Barry Crane

Art Department

Jeannette Cremarosa

Other

Jill Crosby

Hair

James M Crumley

Production Assistant

Daniel Curet

Hair Stylist

Howard Davis

Assistant Editor

Jon Dawe

Animatronics

Stacy De La Motte

Production Assistant

Dave Deever

Video Assist/Playback

Glenn Derry

Production Designer

Peter Devlin

Sound Mixer

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

Lou Diaz

Art Department

Roxroy Dinham

Costumes

Gerald Dipego

Screenplay

Gerald Dipego

From Story

Alon Dori

Animator

Brian Doubleday

Coproducer

Adam Dugas

Assistant

Jeff Edwards

Animatronics

Lynette Eklund

Animator

Danny Elfman

Music Producer

Danny Elfman

Music

Peter Elliott

Other

William M Elvin

Assistant Director

Jack English

Lighting Technician

Stacie Figueroa

Hair

Richard Francis-bruce

Editor

Toby Francis-bruce

Apprentice

Marcie Freidman

Art Department Coordinator

Alix Friedberg

Costumes

Mark Garner

Set Designer

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Daniel J Gillooly

Other

Lance Gilmer

Art Department

Stefanie Girard

Set Designer

Samantha Gore

Art Director

Alex Green

Stunt Man

Nora Gregg

Wardrobe

Amie Griffith-chiu

Assistant

Michael Grigsby

Post-Production Accountant

Claudia Guerrero-zalokar

Assistant Editor

Mike Harper

Art Department

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Prince Harrison

Production Assistant

Beth Hathaway

Animator

Brian W Hathaway

Production Assistant

Rich Haugen

Animatronics

Dale Haugo

Other

Darryl Henley

Visual Effects

Trevor Hensley

Art Department

Kurt Herbel

Production Designer

William D Hill

Accounting Assistant

Eric Hirsch

Other

John Huikku

Visual Effects

Donna Hussey

Production Assistant

Dream Quest Images

Visual Effects

Craig Jaeger

Foley Editor

Larry Jessup

Stand-In

Neil Jimenez

Screenplay

Bill Johnson

Unit Production Manager

Delroy Johnson

Camera Utility

Matt D Johnston

Stunts

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Mark Jurinko

Art Department

Karen Kafati

Production Assistant

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timer

Gail Katz

Executive Producer

Stacy Katz-krebs

Craft Service

Fenella Kennedy

Assistant Location Manager

Tom Kennington

Special Thanks To

Kelly Kernaghan

Hair

Robin Kerr

Production Assistant

Rodrick Khachatoorian

Production Designer

Brian King

Titles

Clifford C Kipp

Foreman

Arthur J Kparr

Production

Katherine Lambart

Assistant

Lance Larson

Assistant Property Master

James Lee

Transportation Captain

Richard Lerner

Coproducer

Alan Victor Levi

Location Manager

Talawa Levy

Production Assistant

Kathryn Liotta-couture

Production Coordinator

Michael A Logan

Grip

Kimaree Long

Sound Editing

Robert E Loring

Other

J C Lucas

Foley Recordist

Robert Lusted

Assistant Editor

Brian Lutge

Animator

Lindsay Macgowan

Art Department

Shane Mahan

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jennifer Mangan

Avid Editor

Thomas Mangelsen

Photography

Sarah Manley

Production Assistant

Jennifer Mann

Adr Editor

Marc Mann

Other

Bob Mano

Animatronics

Keith Marbory

Art Department

Karen Mason

Other

W Scott Mason

Foreman

Dylan K Massin

Assistant Director

Jason Matthews

Art Department

Frank Mceldowney

Other

Don Mcgregor

Sound

Kevin Mcturk

Art Department

Paul Mejias

Art Department

Robin Melhuish

Assistant Camera Operator

Bruce E Merlin

Special Effects Foreman

Mel Metcalfe

Rerecording

Tim Metcalfe

Screenplay

Margaret Meurer

Other

Garon Michael

Other

Anastas Michos

Camera Operator

John Moio

Stunts

Montez Monroe

Production Coordinator

David Monzingo

Art Department

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Alrick Morris

Production Assistant

Ted Morris

Camera Operator

Daniel J Mortensen

Transportation Captain

Shawn Murphy

Sound Mixer

Lori Nakamura

Accounting Assistant

Brian K Namanny

Animatronics

Jennifer Nash

Music Editor

Pattison A Newberry

Other

Judy Nord

Other

Tim Nordella

Animatronics

David Nowell

Photography

Jonathan O'hern

Technical Advisor

Jill Ohanneson

Costume Designer

Jeff Olm

Visual Effects

Kris Olson

Production Coordinator

Mark Ormandy

Audio

Michael Ornelaz

Hair

Tina Ostermeyer

Assistant Production Coordinator

Eric Ostroff

Art Department

Kelly Oxford

Foley Editor

J Wayne Parker

Best Boy Grip

Lyn-del Pedersen

Other

Daniel Ray Pemberton

Construction Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Uganda; Jamaica; Orlando, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 4, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999

Loosely based on the 1992 novel by Daniel Quinn.

Cuba Gooding Jr reportedly received $2,500,000 for this role,

Cuba Gooding Jr reportedly received $2,500,000 for this role,

Began shooting January 26, 1998.

Completed shooting August 8, 1998.

Spyglass Entertainment was formerly Caravan Pictures.

Project was on hiatus during the Spring and early Summer of 1998.

Released in United States Summer June 4, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999