But Primary Colors, we once thought, THAT could be something! Though we were a bit concerned as to how the overrated roman à clef would tranform to the big screen. Specifically, we'd heard casting rumors that worried us:

Joe Pesci as Orlando Ozio, the Mario Cuomo character?

... or perennially unemployed ex-Gov Jerry Brown as, well, perennially unemployed ex-Gov Jerry Brown:

... and Dirk Diggler's prosthetic attachment as the diminutive Stephanopolous? A bit much, no?

Thankfully none of these rumors turned out to be true.