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Short Cuts (1993)

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

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Cast

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Ann Finnigan
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Howard Finnigan
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Dr. Ralph Wyman
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Joe Kaiser
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Josette Kaiser
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Storyline

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated R for graphic sexual language, and for nudity | See all certifications »

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1 October 1993 (Italy)  »

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Vidas cruzadas  »

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$6,110,979 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Annie Ross and Lori Singer's segment is a Robert Altman invention and has no connection to anything Raymond Carver has written. See more »

Goofs

When Honey and Gordon eye each other suspiciously after mixing up their photo envelopes, they try to find identifying information on each other. Gordon repeats the phone number he sees on Jerry Kaiser's car to remember it better, however the last 4 digits of number he is repeating differ from the actual phone number on Kaiser's car. See more »

Quotes

Lois Kaiser: Don't you want me to lick your balls for you?
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Connections

Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

These Blues & Those Blues
Composed by Terry Adams
Performed by The Low Note Quintet
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This is arguably the best movie I have ever seen........
21 May 2000 | by (Evansville, IN) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this film then check it out. It is so complex and all the characters are so thorough and rich. This also has one of the most honest scenes in American cinema. Julianne Moore and Madeline Stowe are brilliant as are Lily Tomlin and Tim Robbins. This is Robert Altman's best film by far.


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