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  • Actors: John Heard, Jeff Bridges, Lisa Eichhorn
  • Directors: Ivan Passer
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Spanish, English, German
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2005
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007URSVC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,369 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Cult classic crime drama starring Jeff Bridges and John Heard. Alex Cutter (Heard) is a boozy, belligerent and deeply cynical Vietnam veteran whose encounter with a landmine during the war has left him minus an eye, a leg and an arm. When his drifter playboy friend Richard Bone (Bridges) is falsely accused of murder, Cutter sets out for revenge in his own inimitable style. Lisa Eichhorn co-stars as Mo, Cutter's long-suffering wife.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr Genius Eyes on 26 Aug. 2011
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One of those semi-forgotten Classic Hollywood-era movies (although a bit late, 1981 I think) when there were talented directors being given free reign to make intelligent, beautiful films - tense and suspensful too. Before everything became about genres and MTV-style editing and overblown pretentious tosh like Babel passed for, er, intelligent and beautiful.

If you'd rather watch Chinatown than Star Wars then you can't go wrong for a fiver. Bridges is pitch-perfect - pretty unsympathetic womanising moocher who gives new meaning to the concept of reluctant hero, yet so compelling and real. Also, it's worth noting, sporting amazing hair and 'tache. Heard, who most people will probably recognise as the rather anonymous dad in Home Alone, or the brilliantly childish exec in Big - gives a great, and for him quite atypical performance - another unsympathetic character who frustrates as much as he endears. Lisa Eichorn, an actor I'm not terribly familiar with, is equally brilliant in her portrayal of a sad, pathetic, beautiful alcoholic. By the 90s, the protagonists would have probably been played as loveable rogues with an endless supply of Bruce Willis one-liners, but the characters, scenes and pace are so real - which might put modern audiences off a bit, but I loved it anyway.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2011
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Czech director Ivan Passer's neglected 1981 classic Cutter's Way is a story of political intrigue, murder and tragedy. Jeff Bridge's Richard Bone witnesses the dumping of a dead (murdered) body and finds himself caught up in a web of suspicion and intrigue which leads inextricably to local business big-wig J.J.Cord. Bone enlists the help of his friend, disabled Vietnam veteran Alex Cutter (John Heard) in his search for the truth and justice.

Cutter's way captures US angst in the post-Vietnam and Watergate era perfectly, and, in the plot contrivance of the local 'untouchable' tycoon being pursued in the name of justice, and indeed of its pervading sense of corruption, is reminiscent of that Hollywood masterpiece of all masterpieces Chinatown. Jeff Bridges provides a solid performance as the ladies' man Bone, but without ever reaching the high-points he achieved in his career best turns in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Last Picture Show and The Fabulous Baker Boys. John Heard, on the other hand, is an absolute revelation here giving a career-best performance in his portrayal of the angry and, ultimately, tragic character of Cutter. Heard has been something of a lost talent and I can't remember seeing any other performances of note by him (maybe aside from his Jack Kerouac in Heartbeat and his minor role in the Sopranos). Also worthy of mention is Lisa Eichhorn as Cutter's long-suffering, alcoholic wife Mo, who is struggling to come to terms with her apparently meaningless existence.

Capped by a great Jack Nitzche score, this is certainly one of the best films of the 80s.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Kennedy on 1 Jan. 2007
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This 1981 film from Ivan Passer is relatively uncomplex in terms of story and direction and would be otherwise unremarkable were it not for the powerhouse leads of Jeff Bridges and, particularly, John Heard.

Heard, who is usually seen portraying slimy yuppies and establishment types, puts in one of the best performances i've ever seen as a frazzled, alcoholic yet strangely magnetic Vietnam veteran. He's like a Tom Waits song come to life!

Highly enjoyable and extremely reasonable price, although it's a shame there are no real extras on this DVD. I would love to have heard what Heards feelings towards the film were.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Patrick D. Carey on 7 April 2010
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Many people regard the star of this excellent film to be Jeff Bridges and, in fairness to him, he acts his role well in this amateur detective story. But for me, John Heard is immense as the embittered, and disabled war veteran who, frustrated with life, just wants to get even with those who avoided the Vietnam war draft. He respects nobody and fears nobody as he single-handedly pursues wealthy magnate Stephen Elliot for the murder of a young escort. There's a good deal of comedy and humour in this film, some of it (notably that delivered by Alex Cutter) politically incorrect and unacceptable in today's society, but the script is a masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 17 Oct. 2012
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Watching this criminally neglected film from 1981, and not knowing any better, you would assume that John Heard and Lisa Eichhorn were, at the very least, nominated for Oscars for their career-best performances as a one-eyed, one-legged Vietnam war veteran named Cutter and his forlorn but still feisty alcoholic wife, Mo. Not a bit of it. For what it`s worth - and it`s worth a lot to Americans - Oscar never got so much as a sniff at this great little film. That`s a shame and a disgrace.
Heard hasn`t been out of work since his film debut in 1975, but rarely receives the honours his talent deserves. Here he`s utterly brilliant, with his eyepatch, gruff voice, eloquently versatile one eye, short stature, and piratical demeanour. It`s one of the most magnetic performances of its day, and none other than Jeff Bridges (one of my favourite actors) who is billed first in the credits, can only sit back and watch Heard steal scene after scene from under the dude`s nose. Except it doesn`t work like that: acting isn`t a race or a competition, and Bridges is superb too, in a lead role as the self-regarding, complacent Bone who is nonetheless subservient to Heard`s hard-drinking, anti-social, cynical yet ultimately responsible Cutter.
And Lisa Eichhorn, a New York-born, RADA-trained actress whose career has been sporadic to say the least, is pitch-perfect in a role she seizes with open arms. She`s unforgettable in the faded dignity of her sad degradation, taken for granted by Cutter, loved by Bone. These three friends go back a long way...
The love scene between Eichhorn and Bridges is one of the least explicit, most subversively moving I have ever seen in an American film. It`s barely a `love scene` at all.
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