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Primal Fear (1996)

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

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Cast

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Abel Stenner
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Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for brief grisly violence, pervasive strong language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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3 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iskonski strah  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$293,515, 26 July 1996

Gross USA:

$56,116,183

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,616,183
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Marsden was considered for the role of Aaron Stampler. See more »

Goofs

The Chicago PD officers in the film are shown wearing American flags on the right shoulders of their uniforms. Chicago PD uniforms display the flag of the city of Chicago on the right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Naomi Chance: [to Martin, inside his office, inside his law firm] But that means you have to change the plea to insanity, which you can't do mid-trial, unless of course you're planning on a career change.
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Referenced in Unfaithful (2002) See more »

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Incidental Source Music
by J. Peter Robinson
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good film!!!
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

at last i have already watched this film...my friend lend me his video.

gere is terrific!!!

what a wonderful performance by edward norton!!!


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