Primary Motive

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Primary Motive ★★ 1992 (R)

Taut political thriller with Nelson as Andy Blumenthal, a press secretary who finds that an opposing candidate's campaign is covered by a web of lies. Blumenthal exposes the lies, but the candidate denies them and pulls further ahead in the polls. When the candidate's wife gives Blumenthal an extremely damaging piece of information, will the polls finally turn against him? 93m/ C VHS . Judd Nelson, Richard Jordan, Sally Kirkland, Justine Bateman, John Savage; D: Daniel Adams; W: William Snowden III, Daniel Adams; M: John Cale.