Primal Fear
Primal Fear
Directed By Gregory Hoblit
Screenplay By Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman
Cast Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, Alfre Woodard
Produced By Howard W. Koch Jr., Gary Lucchesi
Film Editing By David Rosenbloom
Cinematography By Michael Chapman
Music By James Newton Howard

United States



Release Date

April 3, 1996


130 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures

Budget $30,000,000
Gross $102,616,183



  • Richard Gere as Martin Vail
  • Edward Norton as Aaron Stampler
  • Laura Linney as Janet Venable
  • John Mahoney as John Shaughnessy
  • Alfre Woodard as Judge Shoat
  • Frances McDormand as Dr. Molly Arrington
  • Reg Rogers as Jack Connerman
  • Terry O'Quinn as Bud Yancy
  • Andre Braugher as Tommy Goodman
  • Steven Bauer as Joey Pinero
  • Joe Spano as Abel Stenner
  • Tony Plana as Martinez
  • Stanley Anderson as Archbishop Rushman
  • Maura Tierney as Naomi Chance
  • Jon Seda as Alex
  • Kenneth Tigar as Weil



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