Primary Colors

Primary Colors (1998)

What went down on the way to the top.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-03-20
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 218 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Mutual Film Company
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
star 6.3
From 218 Ratings
6.7 70 81%


In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.

Primary Colors Trailer

Watch Primary Colors Online

You can now watch Primary Colors online on the following streaming providers in the United States.

  • Primary Colors Photos

    Editing Arthur Schmidt Editor
    Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
    Directing Mike Nichols Director
    Production Mike Nichols Producer
    Sound Ry Cooder Original Music Composer
    Production Neil A. Machlis Producer
    Production Jonathan D. Krane Producer
    Writing Elaine May Screenplay