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Based on the novel by Russell Banks, AFFLICTION is a sobering, absorbing psychological study of the precarious relationship between an abusive father and his two sons. Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) is a middle-aged ineffectual sheriff in a small New Hampsh… View More
Genres Crime, Drama, Suspense
Director Paul Schrader
Starring Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe View More
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Movie Summary

Based on the novel by Russell Banks, AFFLICTION is a sobering, absorbing psychological study of the precarious relationship between an abusive father and his two sons. Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) is a middle-aged ineffectual sheriff in a small New Hampshire town, where he and his brother, Rolfe (Willem Dafoe), were raised. When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade is forced to confront the past and reexamine his life, attempting a reconciliation with his abusive, alcoholic dad, Glen (James Coburn), by moving back home to look after him. This quietly intense, haunting, and beautifully filmed story unfolds against the harsh snow-white backdrop of a town where everyone knows each other.
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Movie Details

Genres Crime, Drama, Suspense
Director Paul Schrader
Starring Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True, Marian Seldes, Holmes Osborne, Brigid Tierney
Studio Name Lionsgate
Release Date 1998
VUDU Release Date 05/07/2009
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Running Time 114 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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