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Encyclopedia > Affliction (1997 movie)

Affliction is a 1997 film which tells the story of an alcoholic small town policeman who must investigate a mysterious death involving his best friend, while dealing with his own father's alcoholism. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt and Jim True.

The movie was adapted by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It was directed by Schrader.

It won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (James Coburn) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Nick Nolte).

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Sometimes such affliction is thought to come out of the blue or to result from some quite trivial misdemeanor.
An affliction is something which causes someone physical or mental suffering.
Affliction is a title of several works of fiction: Affliction (1997 movie), a 1997 film based on the 1989 novel by Russell Banks" Affliction (Enterprise episode) ", a fourth se...
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Affliction is a very dark exploration of the effects of alcohol and violence on a New England family.
It goes beyond chilling; this is a work that has the physical look and the emotional feel of icy cold New Hampshire winters.
The events provide the framework from which character is revealed, powerfully and deeply.
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