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Mental Illness: Major Films  
TitleInstinct (1999)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental
CountryUSA
Length123
GenreDrama
Rating?
DirectorJohn Turtletaub
CastAnthony Hopkins Cuba Gooding Jnr. Donald Sutherland
NotesHopkins plays Dr. Ethan Powell who as a psychiatrist has been in Africa observing apes. Then for two years he is lost and on being found he kills two men. For the next year he is in prison in Rwanda until extradited to a mental hospital in the U.S.A. The prosecuting authorities ask for a psychiatric evaluation of his state of mind and the task is given to Dr. Theo Calder (Gooding Jnr.) Said to be an intelligent film with good performances.

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