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Affliction (1997)

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

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Jack Hewitt (as Jim True)
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Frankie Lacoy (as Chris Heyerdahl)
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Storyline

Wade Whitehouse is a sheriff of a small New Hampshire town who achieved nothing in life in the opinion of his ex-wife Lillian and daughter Jill and is a heavy drinker. His girlfriend Margie accepts him the way he is. On the first day of the hunting season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman to hunt - and only Jack returns alive. Wade decides to play detective and starts investigating the case despite the fact Jack insists it was an accidental self-inflicted shot. Written by Anonymous

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Wade Whitehouse is frightened to death of following in his father's footsteps.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den jagede  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,979 (USA) (3 January 1999)

Gross:

$6,302,154 (USA) (16 May 1999)
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Trivia

'Willem Dafoe is given fourth billing, yet his first on-screen appearance isn't until fifty-five minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

When hunting, besides making enough noise to scare off deer for miles around, Jack spots a deer and later calls it a buck. There's no sign of antlers on the deer, and we're unable to see the genitalia. Whether it's a young buck or a doe is anyone's guess. With that much snow, were it a buck, we'd spot antlers. See more »

Quotes

Rolfe Whitehouse: [about his mother's death] Pop was okay but out of it. Worse than usual, maybe, but no drunker than usual.
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Connections

Referenced in Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Open the Door to Your Heart
Written by Ned Miller
Performed by Bonnie Guitar
Used by permission of Dandelion Music Co.
Courtesy of Bear Family Records
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A sensitive, gritty portrait of one man trying to hang on.
2 February 2000 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Nick Nolte presents a sympathetic portrait of a man trying to hold on to his daughter and job. His thwarted efforts bring on flashbacks that reveal a past which holds him in sway in more powerful ways than he realizes. The last fourth part of the movie is shocking for the swift revelation of character and consummation of latent forces from within. Sissy Spacek, in another brilliant performance, is the adoring girlfriend. James Coburn as the father is a convincing tyrant. Wonderful script and direction by Paul Schrader.


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