Primal Fear (1996)

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a 3rd person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 74% / Audience 89%

Rated R,  2 hr 10 mins

GENRES
Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION
Gregory Hoblit
CAST
Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  John Mahoney  •  Frances McDormand

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Richard Gere Martin Vail
Laura Linney Janet Venable
John Mahoney John Shaughnessy
Frances McDormand Dr. Molly Arrington
Terry O'Quinn Bud Yancy
Andre Braugher Tommy Goodman
Steven Bauer Joey Pinero
Joe Spano Captain Abel Stenner
Tony Plana Martinez
Alfre Woodard Richterin Miriam Shoat
Maura Tierney Naomi Chance
Edward Norton Aaron Stampler