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Instinct

Rating:R (for some intense violent behavior)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:June 4, 1999
Running time:126 minutes
Cast:Cuba Gooding Jr., Anthony Hopkins, Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney
Director:Jon Turteltaub
Producer:Michael Taylor, Barbara Boyle
Writer:Gerald Di Pego, Daniel Quinn
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret -- a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have jailed him for murders that occurred in the jungles of Rwanda. Highly educated and sophisticated, Powell was affected by years of studying mountain gorillas to the point where he was living among them in the wild, as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell, who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder, who must try to unlock the dark mystery in the mind of what appears to be a madman. He encounters a series of perplexing mysteries, questions with chilling answers, and shocking psychological truths. Eventually both men are led on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery.

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