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Story

Following their super-quirky films Twin Falls Idaho and Jackpot, the Polish brothers take a leap of faith with their third picture, Northfork. And it pays off handsomely. Somewhere in the desolate Midwest, the town of Northfork is about to be drowned in the waters held back by a new dam. It's up to a group of men (in identical black suits and fedoras) to clear out the last stubborn landowners. Meanwhile, a deathly ill boy bargains with a delegation of heaven-sent searchers--at least that's what they seem to be. Is this Fargo meets Touched by an Angel? That's the peculiar feel of this otherwise unclassifiable movie, which veers from academic artiness to wacky blackout humor. Who can explain the restaurant where diners must guess the lone menu item? And who would want to? James Woods and Nick Nolte lead a game cast through this oddly winning enterprise. --Robert Horton

Cast

James WoodsWalter O'Brien
Nick NolteFather Harlan
Douglas SebernMayor
Claire ForlaniMrs. Hadfield
Duel FarnesIrwin
Mark PolishWillis O'Brien
Daryl HannahFlower Hercules
Graham BeckelMarvin
Josh BarkerMatt
Peter CoyoteEddie
Jon GriesArnold
Rick OvertonRudolph
Robin SachsCup of Tea
Ben FosterCod
Anthony EdwardsHappy
Marshall BellMr. Stalling
Kyle MacLachlanMr. Hope
Michele HicksMrs. Hope
Clark GreggMr. Hadfield

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Michael Polish
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 103 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 21, 2003
    EuropeMar 12, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    EuropePG
    AustraliaM
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