Primary Colors(Movie, 1998)

| 2h 23min | Genre: Drama
Primary ColorsRating: 3.2/5 (with 129129 votes)
Primary Colors is a 1998 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Elaine May was adapted from the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which was originally published anonymously, but in 1996 was revealed to have been written by journalist Joe Klein, who had been covering Clinton's campaign for Newsweek. The film starred John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman, and Adrian Lester. It was critically acclaimed but a box office bomb, earning $52 million from a $65 million budget. Bates ... ()
Movie poster of Primary Colors

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 2h 23min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 23min
Also available at on: DVD

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Awards & Nominations for Primary Colors

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award

About Primary Colors

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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Trailer for Primary Colors + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer(Trailer, 1:19)

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Additional Information

Plays in: Washington D.C.
Based on: "Primary Colors" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 23 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/20/1998
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Colores Primarios"
"Segredos do Poder"
"Mit aller Macht - Primary Colors"
"Primary Colors - Mit aller Macht"
"I colori della vittoria"
Budget: 65,000,000 USD
Revenue: 52,100,000 USD (= 80%)

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