Primal Fear Poster

Release Date: April 3rd, 1996

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 1998

R|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church's dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.

Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Ed Norton, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Terry O'Quinn, Andre Braugher

Director: Gregory Hoblit

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Murder, Fall, Mystery, Revenge, 1990s, Prison, Deception, Gripping, Investigation

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Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role