An emotionally troubled sheriff searches for the truth surrounding a suspicious murder.
Production Year: 1997
April 29, 2012 01:00 (KSA) ~ April 29, 2012 00:00 (CLT)
Nick Nolte portrays Wade Whitehouse, a small town sheriff with a myriad of personal problems, including a callous ex wife and a haunting, abusive upbringing. A wealthy businessman was killed while with his hunting guide, Jack Hewitt (Jim True-Frost); the incident is deemed accidental, but Wade suspects foul play, and eventually becomes obsessed with revealing the truth.
Whitehouse simultaneously battles for full custody of his daughter, while grieving from his mother's tragically preventable death. Wade unearths a connection between the victim and land developer Gordon LaRiviere (Holmes Osborne), though his increased mental instability could sabotage the case.
Affliction was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Oscar.
- Nick Nolte
- Sissy Spacek
- James Coburn
- Willem Dafoe