Affliction

1997
7.5
Affliction
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Title: Affliction

Original Title: Affliction

Year: 1997

Info

  • Country: USA
  • Length: 114 Minutes (1 hour 54 min)
  • Budget: $6,000,000
  • Genre: Drama Mystery Thriller
  • Studios: Lionsgate
  • Age rating: 15 (Suitable only for 15 years and over)

Release Dates

  • UK: February 19 1999
  • United States: January 15 1999

Plot

Wade Whitehouse is the sheriff in a small New England town; it's a part-time job with few taxing responsibilities, and Wade fills his many free hours by swilling booze, smoking pot, and thinking back on his nightmarish childhood. Wade's father Glen was by turns callous, distant, and abusive, and Wade has inherited his addiction to alcohol and inability to deal with others. Consequently, Wade's ex-wife despises him, his daughter is uncomfortable and frightened in his presence, and the only person who can reach him is his loving but long-suffering girlfriend Margie. When a wealthy businessman is killed in a hunting accident, Wade suspects foul play and pursues the case with an obsession that puzzles all around him; meanwhile, Wade's mother dies and his brother Rolfe, the only one in the family to escape Glen's abuse without crippling emotional scars, returns to pay his respects and is caught up once again in the damaged lives of his father and brother.

Awards

  • 1999 Academy Awards (Oscars): 2 1

Cast

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte

Wade Whitehouse

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek

Margie Fogg

Holmes Osborne

Holmes Osborne

Gordon LaRivière

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Rolfe Whitehouse

James Coburn

James Coburn

Glen Whitehouse

Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl

Frankie Lacoy

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