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Short Cuts (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 October 1993 (Italy)
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The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Gene Shepard throws a rock through his mistress's living room window while she's away on vacation. Yet when she comes back, the window is unbroken. See more »

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Claire Kane: Oops, excuse me, sweetie. I really like the Wymans, don't you?
Stuart Kane: Who?
Claire Kane: The doctor and his wife, Marian. Ralph, I think his name. You know, the ones from the concert.
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Claire Kane: Yeah, I got two Birthdays today. He's a doctor, remember? And she is artist, I think.
Stuart Kane: Oh yeah? What kind?
Claire Kane: What kind? She's a painter. She paints pictures, you know? They really want us to come to dinner.
Stuart Kane: Well, We'll see. I'm off.
Claire Kane: What does that mean? We already agreed to go. We ...
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Soundtracks

Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor (BWV 1011)
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Among Altman's Best
24 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

In many ways, this film is a follow-up to Altman's "Nashville", another story of several people (twenty-four) going about their day in Nashville. How many characters are in this story of folks in Los Angeles? Probably about the same.

If anything, this story strikes me as better. Better scripted, for sure, and with much more mystery and suspense (and more dead bodies). We have an incredible cast: Tom Waits and Jennifer Jason Leigh steal the show, but Robert Downey, Tim Robbins, Chris Penn and a dozen others are amazing, too.


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