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R| 3 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot (Lily Tomlin) accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather[C26]tells his son, Howard (Bruce Davison), about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker (Lyle Lovett) ]starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.

Cast: Andie MacDowell , Bruce Davison , Julianne Moore , Matthew Modine , Lily Tomlin , Tom Waits , Robert Downey Jr. , Christopher Penn

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Argentina Video Home, Artificial Eye

Short Cuts (1993)

Release Date: March 15th, 1994|3 hr. 9 min.

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  • Part of the miracle of Robert Altman's triumphantly fierce, funny, moving and innovative Short Cuts is that you can't get this movie out of your head. You keep playing it back to savor its formula-smashing audacity, its peerless performances and its cleareyed view of blasted lives. show more

  • It's compelling, emotionally exhausting terrain, and Altman delivers it in cold, blunt strokes. [22 Oct 1993] show more

  • This definitive "life goes on" movie does what Altman does best: juggle 22 characters, deftly switch moods, and offer a comlex warts-and-all characters whose lives seem to extend beyond the screen. Few movies attempt this; Fewer succeed. [1 Oct 1993] show more

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'Short Cuts' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 4th, 2013 9:00AM

Everett "Carver soup" -- that's what Robert Altman called "Short Cuts," his landmark 1993 film that mixed together the loose adaptations of several Raymond Carver short stories into a typically...

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