• Film ID:
  • 8488
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=138 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
PRIMARY COLORS (1998)
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John Travolta stars in this adaptation of Joe Klein's 1990 novel based on President Clinton's somewhat dubious journey to the White House. Bill and Hil are thinly disguised as Jack and Susan Stanton, with Emma Thompson as the wannabe First Lady who's intellectually superior to her husband, but prepared to do whatever it takes to get to the top. Shown through the eyes of a young, black, earnest but naive congressional aide (Adrian Lester), Travolta positively oozes smarm as the dodgy Democrat whose heart's in the right place but who can't help spouting complete bulls**t. Kathy Bates steals the show as the future prez's hard-line, foul-mouthed lesbian troubleshooter.
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