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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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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,979, 3 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,302,154, 16 May 1999
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Trivia

Nick Nolte and Willem Dafoe would later act in Paris, je t'aime (2006). See more »

Goofs

Wade gets the two beers out of the refrigerator. They are already open. 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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Soundtracks

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Death of Ase)
Written by Edvard Grieg (uncredited)
Performed by Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara (as Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra)
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A great piece of acting
24 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is the best film I've seen for a while. I don't understand all that whining and complaining about the weak plot or how depressing the film was. Well life is depressing at times. And more than tells a story, Affliction draws a beautifully sharp picture of one desperate, troubled but goodhearted man's breakdown. Nolte's acting is awesome and he sets into the role perfectly. I think he should have won the Oscar, although Coburn was great too and deserved his price. With it's snowy scenery and small town murder mystery Affliction shares similarities to Twin Peaks. I also like films that include some kind of a statement towards the world around us, and that's what Affliction does.


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