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Director: Bill Paxton Run Time: 99 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2001

Starring: Bill Paxton, Jeremy Sumpter, Matt O'Leary, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe

To honor the passing of the great Bill Paxton, Nitehawk presents the late actor’s directorial debut: the bone chilling psychological thriller FRAILTY.

On a rain soaked night, a young stranger (Matthew McConaughey) wanders into the office of FBI agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) with news that he knows the identity of the “God’s Hand” serial killer, a butcher who’s eluded the agent for years. When asked for proof, the young man tells the story of his father (Bill Paxton), a religious fanatic who believed he’s been tasked by God to hunt down and destroy demons disguising themselves as everyday people. The father recruits his two sons on his divine mission, leading them to become accomplices in a series of brutal killings. As the blood flows – the boys begin to wonder whether they are doing God’s work or heeding the ravings of a mad man.