PRESIDENCY ON SCREEN: John Travolta in "Primary Colors" (1998)


PRESIDENCY ON SCREEN: John Travolta in "Primary Colors" (1998)
by Darius Kadivar
Primary Colors is a 1998 comedy-drama film starring John Travolta based on the popular book (a success fueled in part by speculation over the identity of the then-anonymous author, Joe Klein). It also starred Emma ThompsonBilly Bob ThorntonKathy Bates and Adrian Lester. Bates was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance, and the film itself was nominated for an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay.    
Primary Colors (1998) trailer:
The Price You Pay to Lead:

    **************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************           Bill Clinton during his first run for President in 1992. **************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************    

Bill Clinton campaign speech 1992:

Young Hillary and Bill Clinton in New Hampshire:
Hillary Clinton on "baking cookies":    
Clinton's Angry Response to Heckler:

Bill Clinton was speaking in favor of condoms in public schools when he got heckled by a guy (an activitist who called himself "Luke Sissyfag" (aka Luke Montgomery). Clinton, agitated, responds swiftly to the heckling and gives him a pointed lecture about being courteous.              


Jack Stanton (Travolta), is the charismatic governor of a Southern state, who decides to run for President of the United States. The film follows Stanton's bumbling, philandering and yet charismatic rise to the top of American politics. The movie is loosely based on aspects of President Bill Clinton's life before the White House, during his first run for President in 1992.      
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I met John Travolta at a disco-club in 1987 (a low point in his career). The club owner paid him to hang out. He's shorter than you might think. He was a fish out of water at our west coast scene. And he was embarrassed for being such a loser that he'd accept a few bucks to hang out at a disco-club. Still, I treated him with a degree of respect, even though he was from the east coast.