Primary Colors (1998)


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.

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WatchMovies Score: 6.2/10 from 129 votes
Release Date: 1998-03-20
Status: Released
Run time: 143 min / 2:23
Production Studio : Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures
Production Countries: France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America


John Travolta
as Jack Stanton
Emma Thompson
as Susan Stanton
Billy Bob Thornton
as Richard Jemmons
Kathy Bates
as Libby Holden
Adrian Lester
as Henry Burton
Maura Tierney
as Daisy Green
Larry Hagman
as Gov. Fred Picker
Diane Ladd
as Mama Stanton
Rob Reiner
as Izzy Rosenblatt
Allison Janney
as Miss Walsh
Mykelti Williamson
as Dewayne Smith
Stacy Edwards
as Jennifer Rogers
Paul Guilfoyle
as Howard Ferguson
Robert Klein
as Norman Asher
Tony Shalhoub
as Eddie Reyes
Caroline Aaron
as Lucille Kaufman
Chelcie Ross
as Charlie Martin


Directing Mike Nichols Director
Writing Elaine May Screenplay
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Production Neil A. Machlis Producer
Sound Ry Cooder Original Music Composer
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Production Jonathan D. Krane Producer
Editing Arthur Schmidt Editor