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Primal Fear

Rated R • 130 minutes

A high-profile slaying becomes the case of an ambitious attorney's career. Martin Vail (Richard Gere) is a famed defense lawyer who volunteers his services to Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a Kentucky teenager charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Vail's case becomes more complicated than expected when a psychologist concludes that Stampler suffers from multiple personality disorder. Now the cynical, opportunistic attorney is faced with a daunting prospect, a client who may actually deserve his best defense.

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