Primary Colors | 1998

Drama, Adaptation
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American ...more
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Governor Jack Stanton

Actor

... Susan Stanton

Actor

... Richard Jemmons

Actor

... Henry Burton

Actor

... Daisy

Actor

... Howard Ferguson

Actor

... Governor Fred Picker

Actor

... Libby Holden

Actor

... Mamma Stanton

Actor

... March

Actor

... Lucille Kaufman

Actor

... Fat Willie

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Production Company

Icarus Productions

Production Company

Mutual Film Company

Production Company

Nina Saxon Film Design

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton's politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton's from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate's past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton's campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton's longtime friends.

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