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Release Date: July 11th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 30th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
As Northfork, Montana, is being evacuated in preparation for a new dam, young Irwin (Duel Farnes) lies dying in a local orphanage, with Father Harlan (Nick Nolte) by his side, taking care of him. Also yet to leave are Willis (Mark Polish) and his father, Walter (James Woods), who head up the evacuation team. In a comatose state, Irwin has four angelic visitors who hope to find a way for him to leave Northfork, as it faces its demise in the haunting shadow of the dam.

Cast: James Woods, Nick Nolte, Claire Forlani, Duel Farnes, Mark Polish, Daryl Hannah, Graham Beckel, Josh Barker

Director: Michael Polish

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Polish Brothers Construction, Pohibition Pictures, Romano Shane Productions, Departure Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Romano Shane Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie elegantly mingles drama, comedy, and low-key spiritual resonance. It also has a splendid cast. show more

  • Strictly a love it-or-hate-it proposition, it requires viewers to work at a movie with a narrative that could support at least half a dozen interpretations. show more

  • There has never been a movie quite like Northfork… The movie is visionary and elegiac, more a fable than a story, and frame by frame, it looks like a portfolio of spaces so wide, so open, that men must wonder if they have a role beneath such indifferent skies. show more

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