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Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 1998
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Primary
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
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Community Library of Castle Shannon DVD DVD PRIMARY COLORS
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Collection  DVD
Northland Public Library Audio Video Comedy PRIMARY (DVD)
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Collection  Audio Video
Call Number  Comedy PRIMARY (DVD)
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual DVD Pri
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual DVD PRI [COMEDY]
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Mike Nichols directed this Elaine May screenplay adapted from the 1996 bestseller by "Anonymous" (Joe Klein), who fictionalized Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign. In the New Hampshire primary, Governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta) convinces Henry Burton (Adrian Lester), grandson of a respected civil rights pioneer, to become his deputy campaign manager. Stanton's smart wife Susan (Emma Thompson) always comes through with public support for her philandering husband. The film's parallel for James Carville is Stanton's redneck advisor Richard Jemmons (Billy Bob Thornton), who knows every strategy and tactic but worries, "The woman thing, that's the killer." Sure enough, problems during the New Hampshire primary include charges of adultery. To get a handle on past peccadillos, Stanton's staff brings in an old family friend, lesbian Libby Holden (Kathy Bates), who knows how to clean up dirt. Stanton, a strong debater, moves on to Florida and New York. When one opposing candidate drops dead of a heart attack, he's replaced by Florida's Governor Fred Picker (Larry Hagman), but Holden holds the skeleton key to the skeleton in Picker's closet. Just how the Stantons put this information to use reveals whether they are ruthless politicians or inspirational leaders with ideals. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Includes "Making of" documentary, production notes, talent bios, talent film highlights, theatrical trailer.
Additional Information
Subjects Politics, Practical -- United States -- Drama.
Politicians -- United States -- Drama.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- Drama.
Political campaigns -- United States -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Political films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1998
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Primary colors.
Contributors May, Elaine, 1932-
Nichols, Mike.
Travolta, John, 1954-
Thompson, Emma.
Thornton, Billy Bob.
Lester, Adrian.
Tierney, Maura, 1965-
Guilfoyle, Paul.
Hagman, Larry.
Bates, Kathy, 1948-
Universal Pictures Company.
Mutual Film Company.
Icarus Films.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Lester, Maura Tierney, Paul Guilfoyle, Larry Hagman, Kathy Bates.
Other Contributors Music, Ry Cooder ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; production designer, Bo Welch ; director of photography, Michael Ballhaus.
Audience Rated R.
Language English
In English or French with optional subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Based on the novel by Anonymous.
Special features include: production notes; cast & crew biographies; theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; dual layer; region 1; NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780783227979
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