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J.L. Parker in Wise Blood

Wise Blood

1979 NR

Legendary director John Huston takes on legendary writer Flannery O'Connor with this film version of her debut novel, centered on an angry young man -- Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) -- who returns from war and starts the Church Without Christ. In a small Southern town populated by a cast of misfits -- including a sidewalk preacher (Harry Dean Stanton) and his Lolita-esque daughter (Amy Wright) -- Motes lurches toward salvation.