(1996) Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton. A high-profile slaying becomes the case of an ambitious attorney's career in this legal thriller. A famed defense lawyer volunteers his services to a Kentucky teenager charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. The case becomes even more complicated than expected when a psychologist concludes that the accused suffers from multiple personality disorder. As evidence surfaces that the archbishop may have molested young parishioners, the cynical, opportunistic attorney is faced with a daunting prospect - a client who may actually deserve his best defense. The shocking, twist ending made Primal Fear a big box office hit and earned Norton, in his screen debut, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.