Primary Colors

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R | 2h 23m | Comedy

A satirical comedy based on the novel by Anonymous (since revealed to be Newsweek writer Joe Klein), and written for the screen by Elaine May. Henry, the idealistic grandson of a civil rights leader, joins the campaign of presidential hopeful Jack Stanton, the progressive and libidenous governor of a southern state.

Also on the team are Richard, a redneck campaign strategist, and Libby, a gay, gun-toting trouble shooter. Stanton's roller coaster, scandal-ridden, campaign opens Henry's eyes to the harsh realities that are all a part of being a politician seeking office in late 20th century America.

Primary Colors was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Screenplay based on Material from Another Medium.
Director: Mike Nichols
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Mike Nichols
Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Maura Tierney, Adrian Lester, Larry Hagman, Diane Ladd
Writer(s): Elaine May

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