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Release Date: December 30, 1998Running Time: 113 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $6,319,646.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Mystery


Nick Nolte

James Coburn

Sissy Spacek

Willem Dafoe

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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... Full Summary >>