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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
In a small New Hampshire town, washed-up cop Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) has a troubled past, an abusive father (James Coburn), the contempt of his ex-wife (Mary Beth Hurt) and an unimpressive streak as a lawman. When hunting guide Jack Hewitt (Jim True) reports a businessman's accidental death during a hunting trip, Wade believes he has a chance to turn around his life, if he can prove it was murder. Increasingly obsessed, Wade begins to lose his composure during the investigation.

Cast: Nick Nolte , Sissy Spacek , James Coburn , Willem Dafoe , Mary Beth Hurt , Jim True , Marian Seldes , Holmes Osborne

Director: Paul Schrader

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Affliction (1997)

Release Date: August 28th, 1997|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Schrader seems to understand these characters implicitly, and the result is probably the best film he has directed. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    James Coburn plays father in what may be the best performance of his career. [30 December 1998, Life, p.3D] show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Nolte, reinforced by the bleak discretion of Schrader's direction and a wonderful supporting cast, makes the most of the opportunity. show more

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