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

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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,979 (USA) (1 January 1999)

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$6,302,154 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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'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 on the deer hunt, in a shot from above Jack is shown putting the index finger of his left hand to his mouth to signal his wealthy customer to be silent, but in the next shot it's his right index finger. See more »

Quotes

Wade Whitehouse: Lillian, listen to me. I don't want her to go.
Lillian Whitehouse Horner: Please don't make a scene. I am not trying- nobody is trying to win a round, so don't make it any worse than it is!
Wade Whitehouse: Well I'm not making it any worse, you are!
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Intense, raw, and uncomfortable
14 May 2007 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie in bits and pieces, because it was difficult for me to watch it all the way through and digest it all at one time.

Paul Schrader's movies can have a dark, unsettling edge to them, and this movie is no exception.

Maybe because I brought personal baggage to the table while watching this, is why this movie gripped me so much. I have alcoholic relatives in my immediate and extended family, and I have seen what their anger and destructive behavior hath wrought.

Nick Nolte and James Coburn's characters made me squirm. Coburn received a best supporting Oscar for his role, and it is well-deserved. His character is a mean, vengeful, hateful alcoholic who inflicts his pain on others and afflicts one of his sons, Wade, played by Nick Nolte.

Very gripping and intense family drama.


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