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Primary Colors (1998)

R 03/20/1998 (US) Drama 2h 23m

What went down on the way to the top.


In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.

  1. Mike Nichols


  2. Elaine May


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Travolta

    John Travolta

    Jack Stanton

  2. Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Susan Stanton

  3. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Richard Jemmons

  4. Adrian Lester

    Adrian Lester

    Henry Burton

  5. Maura Tierney

    Maura Tierney

    Daisy Green

  6. Paul Guilfoyle

    Paul Guilfoyle

    Howard Ferguson

  7. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    Gov. Fred Picker

  8. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Libby Holden

  9. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd

    Mamma Stanton

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Primary Colors
Primary Colors

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $65,000,000.00

Revenue $52,100,000.00


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