Plot – Wade Whitehouse works as a policeman in a New Hampshire town and lives every day as a challenge. He argues with everybody and his wife has left him. Actually, he hides an unsolved conflict with his father Glen: during his adolescence Glen has treated him brutally. One day the two argue very violently, but this time Wade reacts.
All actors – Nick Nolte, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost, Tim Post, Christopher Heyerdahl, Marian Seldes, Janine Theriault, Mary Beth Hurt, Paul Stewart, Sissy Spacek, Wayne Robsonshow all
“Affliction” Quotes 11 quotes
“You will say that I should have known terrible things were about to happen. You will say that I was responsible. But even so, what could I have done by then? Wade lived on the edge of his emotions. He was always first to receive the brunt of our father's anger. He had no perspective to retreat to, even in a crisis.”
“Pop was okay but out of it. Worse than usual, maybe, but no drunker than usual.”
“This is the story of my older brother's strange criminal behaviour and disappearance. We who loved him no longer speak of Wade. It's as if he never existed.”
“That's what I love about this small town. Everyone knows everyone.”
“- Wade Whitehouse: Love? What the fuck do you know about love?
- Glen Whitehouse: Love? I'm made of love!”
“Christ, Sally! You are such a good person. Capital G! By God you are... you are so much better than I am. I am no goddamn good at all. And you... you are truly a good person. Like a fucking saint!”
“- Rolfe Whitehouse: I was always careful around Pop. I was a careful child. And I'm a careful adult. But at least I was never afflicted with that man's anger.
- Wade Whitehouse: That's what you think.”
“You know I get the feeling like a whipped dog some days. Some night I'm gonna bite back, I swear!”
“- Lena Whitehouse: How about you Rolfe? Are you saved?
- Rolfe Whitehouse: No, I'm not.
- Lena Whitehouse: But then you'll be in hell.
- Rolfe Whitehouse: I guess I will. Me and Mom and Wade and Pop. We'll all be there together.”