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.

Directing:
  • Mike Nichols
Writing:
  • Elaine May
metacritic icon 8.6/10
themoviedb icon 6.2/10
  • Release Date: 1998-03-20
  • Country: FR, DE, JP, GB, US
  • Runtime: 143 min
  • Budget: $65,000,000

John Travolta

Jack Stanton

Emma Thompson

Susan Stanton

Billy Bob Thornton

Richard Jemmons

Kathy Bates

Libby Holden

Adrian Lester

Henry Burton

Maura Tierney

Daisy Green

Larry Hagman

Gov. Fred Picker

Diane Ladd

Mama Stanton

Rob Reiner

Izzy Rosenblatt

Allison Janney

Miss Walsh

Mykelti Williamson

Dewayne Smith

Stacy Edwards

Jennifer Rogers

Paul Guilfoyle

Howard Ferguson

Robert Klein

Norman Asher

Tony Shalhoub

Eddie Reyes

Caroline Aaron

Lucille Kaufman

Chelcie Ross

Charlie Martin
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