A scene from 'Northfork'
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*** stars
94 minutes | Rated: PG-13
LIMITED: Friday, July 11, 2003
Directed by Michael Polish

Starring James Woods, Nick Nolte, Claire Forlani, Duel Farnes, Mark Polish, Daryl Hannah, Graham Beckel, Josh Barker, Peter Coyote, Jon Gries, Robin Sachs, Ben Foster, Anthony Edwards, Marshall Bell, Kyle MacLachlan, Michele Hicks

Read our interview with Michael & Mark Polish Interview with twin brother writers Michael & Mark Polish, one of whom directed and the other who starred in this film

  • Michael Polish
  • James Woods
  • Nick Nolte
  • Claire Forlani
  • Mark Polish
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Graham Beckel
  • Peter Coyote
  • Jon Gries
  • Robin Sachs
  • Ben Foster
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Kyle MacLachlan
  • Michele Hicks

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    By Rob Blackwelder


    Here's the plot:

    In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist.

    The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed" -- flooded to make way for a new hydroelectric project. The town's rugged plains are going to drown, its Heartland houses will be swept away and its citizens are heading for higher ground. With the exception of a few stoic resistors.

    Now a team of six trench-coated men has been charged with removing the last few stragglers before it is too late. As the Evacuation Committee spreads out across Northfork, they encounter a group of people not quite ready or willing to leave. They are each in limbo. Some are looking for a sign. Others are hoping for a miracle. Yet, one way or another, they will all have to say goodbye. Among these tenacious individuals are a lustful young couple, a man who has built an Ark (complete with a pair of wives), and a frail orphan whose fevered visions have led him to believe he's the lost member of an ancient herd of roaming Angels calling him home.

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