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Cutter's Way (1981)

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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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'Mo'
Ann Dusenberry ...
Valerie Duran
Stephen Elliott ...
J. J. Cord
Arthur Rosenberg ...
George Swanson
Nina van Pallandt ...
Woman in the Hotel (as Nina Van Pallandt)
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Mrs. Cord
Geraldine Baron ...
Susie Swanson
Katherine Pass ...
Toyota Woman
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Toyota Man (as Frank McCarthy)
George Planco ...
Toyota Cop
Jay Fletcher ...
Cord Security Guard
George Dickerson ...
Mortician
Jack Murdock ...
Concession Owner
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Storyline

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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Producer Paul R. Gurian gave script-writer Jeffrey Alan Fiskin a list of directors, and asked him who he thought should direct the film. Ivan Passer's name was the only one the screenwriter didn't recognize. To investigate the director, Fiskin and a couple of United Artists executives screened Passer's 1965 Czech film Intimate Lighting (1965) [Intimate Lightning] and agreed that he was the man to direct the film. Interestingly enough, in 1971, Passer delivered the film Born to Win (1971) to United Artists. See more »

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it's a great, great film...
17 November 2000 | by (washington, d.c.) – See all my reviews

Cutter's Way is one of my most favorite films. The characterization is excellent, the plot is both persuasive and surprising, and the acting is flawless--Lisa Eichhorn, whom I'd never heard of before, in particular. It's a travesty that virtually no one has heard of this film; all I can say is that it is well worth watching, if you can find it at your video store or watch it on late-night TV....


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