The Friday Night Movie for June 22, 2018, hosted by Maryann and Bill Kelly, is “Primal Fear. This 1996 drama starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney runs for 2 hours and 11 minutes.
Once it was cops who solved crimes. Then private eyes. In the Grisham era, it has been lawyers. “Primal Fear” stars Richard Gere as a flamboyant Chicago defense attorney who chases defendants instead of ambulances, and volunteers his services when a teenager from Kentucky is charged with murdering an archbishop. Why? Because he knows the case will be the most sensational of the year and he wants to be where the action is.
And maybe because he thinks the kid might be innocent.
Every defendant deserves a competent defense, he believes (and defendants in sensational highly publicized cases deserve a defense from him).