Taglines: Wade Whitehouse is frightened to death of following in his father’s footsteps.
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.
Affliction is an American drama film produced in 1997, written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True, Marian Seldes, Janine Theriault, Sean McCann and Sheena Larkin.
James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture. He was awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor, and the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor.
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Starring: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True, Marian Seldes, Janine Theriault, Sean McCann, Sheena Larkin
Screenplay by: Paul Schrader
Production Design by: Anne Pritchard
Cinematography by: Paul Sarossy
Film Editing by: Jay Rabinowitz
Costume Design by: François Laplante
Art Direction by: Michel Beaudet
Music by: Michael Brook
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.
Distributed by: Lionsgate Films
Release Date: January 6, 1999