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Cutter's Way (1981)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stephen Elliott ...
J. J. Cord
Arthur Rosenberg ...
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

Alex Cutter (Heard) came back from war minus an eye, a leg, and an arm and mad as hell. He lacks direction, drinks too much, and abuses his wife (Eichhorn). One night his friend Richard Bone (Bridges) witnesses someone dumping something in an alley; it turns out to be the body of a young girl. When Cutter hears about it, he embarks on a crusade to expose the killer, enlisting the help of the murdered girl's sister. Bone reluctantly joins them. Are they right or are they in search of their white whale? Written by Anonymous

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Bone saw the killer. Cutter knew the motive. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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10 February 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cutter and Bone  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,729,274
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The nickname of Maureen Cutter (Lisa Eichhorn) was "Mo". See more »

Goofs

Just after Bone's car breaks down in the alleyway we see a shot of the second car pulling up behind his and stopping. In the following shot from the inside of Bone's car you can see the the headlights of the second car still moving through the back windscreen. See more »

Quotes

Maureen Cutter, 'Mo': [after Alex comes home after a night's drinking] What'll it be, Alex - coffee or sleep?
Alex Cutter: Any other choices?
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Old Enough to Know
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Lyrics by John Byrum
Vocals by Jack Nitzsche
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it's a great, great film...
17 November 2000 | by 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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