Director: Ivan Passer

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Film:Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way

Ivan Passer

This Ivan Passer movie—a marvel of dark, brooding cinema—almost didn’t make it into theaters. The film was nearly dumped by its studio because its pessimistic story seemed too downbeat. Which, in fact, is part of the appeal: the way it gets to the heart of a group of people who have given up, but then find something that motivates them to go on. In this case, it’s greed: Cutter (Jeff Bridges), a burnt-out gigolo, and his pal Bone (John Heard), a disfigured Vietnam veteran, get involved in a plot involving corruption and murder. Bone has proof that a powerful…

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