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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

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Valerie Duran
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J. J. Cord
Arthur Rosenberg ...
George Swanson
Nina van Pallandt ...
Woman in the Hotel (as Nina Van Pallandt)
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Susie Swanson
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Toyota Woman
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George Planco ...
Toyota Cop
Jay Fletcher ...
Cord Security Guard
George Dickerson ...
Mortician
Jack Murdock ...
Concession Owner
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John Heard came back from the war minus an eye, a leg and an arm. He drinks a lot and abuses his wife, who also drinks a lot. Jeff Bridges is a friend who witnesses a murder. From this point John is "after" the killer, along side the diseased sister, while Jeff doesn't really want to get involved in it. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Cutter does everything his way. Fighting. Loving. Working. Tracking down a killer.


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10 February 1982 (France)  »

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Cutter and Bone  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film's original title, also the title of the movie's source novel, "Cutter and Bone", refers to the two names of the film's two lead characters, Alex Cutter (John Heard) and Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges). See more »

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Valerie's disappearance is never explained neither noted by the main characters. See more »

Quotes

Richard Bone: You know, you've got one big problem.
Alex Cutter: What's that?
Richard Bone: Your imagination.
Alex Cutter: These are just the facts, Rich. I mean, I haven't even begun to let my imagination loose on this one.
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We're Old Enough to Know
Written by Jack Nitzsche & John Byrum
Sung by Jack Nitzsche
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My brief review of the film
28 September 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

John Heard is excellent, giving off a feisty performance in the title role of this quite intriguing little thriller. It is a bit too meandering to properly keep up the suspense and thrills, however there are still some moments of excitement, and there are also some interesting philosophies, especially about justice in the world. It only has a very run-of-the-mill mystery driving the plot, but there is still enough to the film for it rise above the norm. Although some aspects of Heard's character are not credible, he is an certainly interesting element, and at the very least, the film manages to end on a powerful note.


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