Affliction


1h 53m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Wade Whitehouse is the sheriff of Lawford, New Hampshire who has rarely risen to any challenge and has remained, despite his age, an overgrown teenager. He is a glorified crossing guard in this quiet, dreary town. On the first day of deer season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman out to

Film Details

Also Known As
Aflicción, Ont blod
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Intermedia Film Equities; Sound One; The Effects House
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Alfa Films; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Curzon Artificial Eye; Lionsgate; Opening Distribution; Paradiso Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Wade Whitehouse is the sheriff of Lawford, New Hampshire who has rarely risen to any challenge and has remained, despite his age, an overgrown teenager. He is a glorified crossing guard in this quiet, dreary town. On the first day of deer season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman out to bag his first buck but returns later claiming the man was a victim of a self-inflicted gunshot. Instead of letting the incident pass, Wade sees this as his opportunity to investigate a murder. However, his aggressive attempts to play crime-solver help to emphasize how misguided his life has always been. The death of his mother, due largely to his father's neglect, helps to accelerate the downward spiral of Wade's life until, stripped of all self-repect, he commits a startling act of violence.

Crew

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Anne Alloucherie

3rd Assistant Director

Russell Banks

Source Material (From Novel)

Michel Beaudet

Art Director

Eric C Berg

Co-Producer

Danielle Boucher

Production Coordinator

David Boulton

Adr Recording Engineer

Marie-jose Bourassa

3rd Assistant Director

Michael Brook

Music

Isabelle Brutus

3rd Assistant Director

Rosina Bucci

Casting (Montreal)

Andrew D Campbell

Other

Cladette Casavant

Additional Makeup

Monique Champagne

Script Supervisor

Michel Chauvin

Unit Manager

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Kathleen Chopin

Casting

Ross Clydesdale

Casting (Toronto)

Louis Craig

Special Effects (L'Intrigue)

Rod Crombie

Steadicam Operator

Celine Daignault

Location Manager

Skeeter Davis

Song ("I Forgot More Than You'Ll Ever Know")

Monic Ferland

Wardrobe Supervisor

Marc Ferrari

Songs ("Proud To Be Loud" "Put The Hurt On")

Pedro B. Gandol

1st Assistant Director

Edvard Grieg

Music ("Suite No 1 'Death Of Ase' (From 'Peer Gynt')")

Bonnie Guitar

Song Performer ("Open The Door To Your Heart)

Kathleen Haase

Largo Production Executive

Burtt Harris

1st Assistant Director

Frank K. Isaac

Co-Producer

Bill Jackson

Music Mixer

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Music Editor

Manon Joly

Additional Hair Stylist

Louis-rene Landry

Other

Francine Langlois

2nd Assistant Director

Francois Laplante

Costume Designer

George Lara

Recording Engineer

Joann M Laub

Post-Production Supervisor

Carl Lessard

Graphic Designer

Tony Martinez

Supervising Sound Editor

David Mckeown

Stunt Coordinator

Ned Miller

Song ("Open The Door To Your Heart)

Nick Nolte

Executive Producer

Cecil A Null

Song ("I Forgot More Than You'Ll Ever Know")

Josette Perrotta

Production Manager

Josette Perrotta

Line Producer

Barr Potter

Executive Producer

Anne Pritchard

Production Designer

Bob Pritchett

Key Hairstylist

Jay Rabinowitz

Editor

Linda Reisman

Producer

Ginette Robitaille

Key Decorator

Patrick Rousseau

Sound Mixer

Paul Sarossy

Director Of Photography

Paul Sarossy

Dp/Cinematographer

Paul Schrader

Screenwriter

Diane Simard

Makeup Artist

Paul P Soucek

Effects Editor

Robert Stecko

Camera Operator

Jeff Stern

Dialogue Editor

William Sweeney

Foley Editor

Dominick Tavella

Re-Recording Engineer

Bert Tougas

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Bert Tougas

Dp/Cinematographer

Mark Urman

Publicist (Dda- Ny)

Brian Vancho

Foley Artist

Sherri Wilson

Kingsgate Films Liaison

Film Details

Also Known As
Aflicción, Ont blod
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Intermedia Film Equities; Sound One; The Effects House
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Alfa Films; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Curzon Artificial Eye; Lionsgate; Opening Distribution; Paradiso Entertainment; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actor

1998
James Coburn

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1998
Nick Nolte

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Actor (Nick Nolte) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Actor (Nick Nolte) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 1998 Writers Guild Laurel Award for Screenwriting (Paul Shrader).

Winner of the Best Actor award (Nick Nolte) at the 1997 Valladolid International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States January 15, 1999

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 30, 1998

Shown at Arctic Film Festival in Tromo, Norway January 21-25, 1998.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Opening Night) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1, 1997.

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival October 24 - November 1, 1997.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Mezzanotte) August 27 - September 6, 1997.

Began shooting February 3, 1997.

Completed shooting March 22, 1997.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival October 24 - November 1, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Mezzanotte) August 27 - September 6, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (Opening Night) in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Arctic Film Festival in Tromo, Norway January 21-25, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Expanded Release in United States January 15, 1999

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 30, 1998