Primal Fear

Primal Fear (1996)

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Corrected entry: Very often you can see the boom mike coming in from the top of the screen. Edited out of the video.

Correction: If it's visible in the theater but not in the video or DVD, then it's a projectionist mistake, not a movie mistake.


Corrected entry: If there in fact never was a quiet and submissive "Aaron," only an aggressive and angry "Roy," then how was he sexually abused for so long? It's hard to believe that someone as clever and forceful as Roy would allow himself to be humiliated like that, over and over.


Correction: First of all we don't know when exactly "Roy" changed into that very aggressive person we came to see in the movie. He met the bishop when he was younger, and might have been a very differently behaved person then. People do change as they get older! Also he didn't only want to kill his abuser, he wanted to get out of the entire story alive and without spending years and years in jail, so he needed a good plan and usually good plans need a good timing and thus there was a reason to wait.

Corrected entry: There's a scene near the beginning where Richard Gere goes to the jailhouse to talk to the accused. You see him get out of his car and walk directly to the jailhouse door, he doesn't talk to the reporters at all, but a few minutes later there's a shot of him watching a TV set, with a newscast of him walking from his car to the jail house, talking to the reporters as he goes.

Correction: If you listen carefully during the scene where Richard Gere walks into the jail, you can here him say how he is not able to comment on the case yet.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, as Aaron/Roy reveals his deception to Martin, notice the jail cell 'door' behind Martin. During the majority of the scene the door is closed, but in a couple of shots it is wide open.


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Trivia: The part of Aaron Stampler was originally written for Leo Dicaprio. He turned the role down and it was given to Edward Norton.

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Answer: Later in the film it's said B32 is a catalog code for the book "The Scarlet Letter", page 156. On that page was an underlined passage "No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true..."


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