Instinct (1999)

Nothing is more savage than civilization.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1999-06-04
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 575 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Spyglass Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
star 6.4/10
From 575 Ratings


In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything—even put his very life on the line—in a harrowing attempt to understand the bizarre actions of this madman.

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  • Anthony Hopkins

    as Dr. Ethan Powell
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    as Dr. Theo Caulder
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Ben Hillard
  • Maura Tierney

    as Lynn Powell
  • George Dzundza

    as Dr. John Murray
  • John Ashton

    as Guard Dacks
  • John Aylward

    as Warden Keefer
  • Doug Spinuzza

    as Nicko
  • Thomas Q. Morris

    as Pete
  • Vivienne Sendaydiego

    as Catherine
  • Paul Bates

    as Bluto
  • Rex Linn

    as Gurad Alan
  • Rod McLachlan

    as Guard Anderson
  • Tracey Ellis

    as Annie
  • Kim Ingram

    as Lester Rodman
  • Paul Collins

    as Tom Hanley
  • Marc Macaulay

    as Foley
  • Jim Grimshaw

    as Boaz
  • Louanne Stephens

    as Marjorie Powell
  • Ajgie Kirkland

    as Captain Kagona
  • Chike Kani Omo

    as David
  • Ivonne Coll

    as Dr. Marzuez
  • Pat McNamara

    as Dr. Josephson
  • Roger Floyd

    as Gilbert
  • Kurt Smildsin

    as Guard #1
  • Jim R. Coleman

    as Guard #2
  • Gary Bristow

    as Federal Marshall
  • Tyrone C. Wiggins

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • David Deever

    as Man in Car
  • Tim Goodwin

    as Helmet Man
  • Kevin-Michael Moore

    as Prisoners
  • Alex Kalognomos

    as Prisoners
  • Jimmy Dipisa

    as Prisoners
  • Manwell Hendrix

    as Prisoners
  • Kevin McNally

    as Prisoners
  • Joe Tacke

    as Prisoners
  • Bertram Wallace

    as Prisoners
  • John Travis

    as Bartender Mike
  • Dave Anthony

    as Gorilla Performers
  • John Munro Cameron

    as Gorilla Performers
  • Jay Caputo

    as Gorilla Performers
  • Garon Michael

    as Gorilla Performers
  • David St. Pierre

    as Gorilla Performers
  • Verne Troyer

    as Gorilla Performers
  • Tory Kittles

    as Prisoner
  • Rico Paisley

    as Uniform Cop
  • M.J. D'Bella

    as Nurse
  • Misty Rosas

    as Gorilla Performers
Production Gail Katz Executive Producer
Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
Production Michael Taylor Producer
Production Wolfgang Petersen Executive Producer
Editing Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Directing Jon Turteltaub Director
Production Barbara Boyle Producer
Writing Gerald Di Pego Screenplay
Production Renee Rousselot Casting
Art Garreth Stover Production Design
Costume & Make-Up John Casey Costume Supervisor
Camera Anastas N. Michos Camera Operator
Sound Lisa Jaime Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Curet Hairstylist
Art Dan Pemberton Construction Coordinator
Sound Scott Sanders Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jon Title Sound Designer
Directing William M. Elvin First Assistant Director
Art Chris Cornwell Art Direction
Art Marcie Friedman Art Department Coordinator
Sound Wylie Stateman Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Keith Marbory Special Effects Supervisor
Art Christopher Scheetz Construction Foreman
Art Larry Dias Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up John Blake Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jill M. Ohanneson Costume Design
Art Mark Garner Set Designer
Directing Thomas Johnston Script Supervisor
Camera Ted Morris Camera Operator
Production Kris Olson Production Coordinator
Art Cosmas A. Demetriou Set Designer
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Directing Scott Graves Script Supervisor
Crew James L. Roberts Special Effects Coordinator
Camera Robin Melhuish First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Alix Friedberg Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up John M. Elliott Jr. Makeup Department Head
Crew Jim Vickers Stunt Coordinator
Art Kirk Corwin Property Master
Sound Lauren Stephens Dialogue Editor
Sound Peter J. Devlin Sound
Sound Dean A. Zupancic Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jennifer Mann ADR Editor
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Sound Mixer
Crew Donald Dowd Video Assist Operator
Camera Wally Pfister Camera Operator
Crew Jeff Burks In Memory Of
Crew Christie Sanders Stunts
Crew Jodi Lyn Brockton Stunts
Crew John Zimmerman Stunts
Crew Michele Waitman Stunts
Crew Jimmy Waitman Utility Stunts
Crew Tierre Turner Stunt Double
Crew Todd Rogers Terry Stunts
Crew Erik Solky Utility Stunts
Crew Luis J. Silva Stunts
Crew William Scharpf Stunts
Crew Bill Orsini Stunts
Crew Michael Newman Stunts
Crew John Moio Stunts
Crew Derrick L. McMillon Stunts
Crew Keifus Mathews Stunts
Crew Matt Johnston Stunts
Crew David Horner Utility Stunts
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Crew Alex Green Stunt Double
Crew Michael Gaines Stunts
Crew Shawn Fornari Stunts
Crew James M. Churchman Stunts
Crew Jay Caputo Stunts
Crew Lisa Walcott Bucaro Stunts
Crew Barry Brazell Stunts
Crew Nick Brandon Stunts
Crew Chick Bernhard Stunts
Crew Billy Bates Stunts
Crew Tom Akos Stunts
Crew Jennifer Baca Stunts