The Countdown: Primal Fear
Posted 08.17.12 by reelz
In Primal Fear, Richard Gere plays a defensive lawyer who defends an alter boy, played by Edward Norton, who is accused of murdering a Catholic archbishop. In the movie's climatic scene, Gere baits the evil half of Norton's split personality, the more menacing Roy, who attacks the prosecutor, played by Laura Linney. The scene is startling, shocking, and caused audiences' heads to spin when the movie was released in theaters in 1996. And that's why Primal Fear made The Countdown's Order in the Court list.
The Countdown presents Order in the Court, a look at some of our favorite actors laying down the law. The episode next airs Friday, 11:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM PT with encores Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.