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Short Cuts

Short Cuts

Director: Robert Altman Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Tim Robbins

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored / Subtitled)

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Overview

Based on stories by Raymond Carver, Short Cuts follows 22 Los Angeles residents whose lives intersect over the course of a few days. Ann and Howard Finnegan (Andie MacDowell and Bruce Davison) are preparing for their son Casey's birthday party when the boy is injured in an auto accident and falls into a coma. Meanwhile, Andy (Lyle Lovett), a baker, seethes with anger over the birthday cake that wasn't claimed, and Howard's father, Paul (Jack Lemmon), decides that a visit with his ailing grandson is a good time to discuss his infidelities. Lois (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a new mother who watches over her baby when not making money doing phone sex, which bothers her husband, Jerry (Chris Penn), though he knows they need the money. Pilot "Stormy" Weathers (Peter Gallagher) takes a very literal approach to dividing up community property with his ex-wife (Frances McDormand). Doreen (Lily Tomlin) is trying on to hold her marriage with Earl (Tom Waits), who is a good man on the rare occasions that he's sober. Zoe (Lori Singer), a classical musician, is trying to find some way to connect with her mother, Tess (Annie Ross), a jazz singer. Dr. Ralph Wyman (Matthew Modine) and his wife, Marian (Julianne Moore) put their bickering on hold while they have dinner with another couple, Stuart and Claire Kane (Fred Ward and Anne Archer). Stuart and his pals Gordon and Vern (Buck Henry and Huey Lewis) earlier went on a fishing trip where they discovered the body of a drowned woman but decided not to report it until the end of the weekend.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2016
UPC: 0715515187213
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 3:07:00
Sales rank: 135

Special Features

Conversation between director Robert Altman and actor Tim Robbins from 2004; Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a feature-length 1993 documentary on the making of Short Cuts; To Write and Keep Kind, a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of author Raymond Carver; One-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library; Original demo recording of the film's Doc Pomus-Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Rebannack (Dr. John); Deleted scenes; A look inside the marketing of Short Cuts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andie MacDowell Ann Finnegan
Bruce Davison Howard Finnigan
Tim Robbins Gene Shepard
Chris Penn Jerry Kaiser
Julianne Moore Marian Wyman
Anne Archer Claire Kane
Matthew Modine Dr. Ralph Wyman
Jack Lemmon Paul Finnegan
Fred Ward Stuart Kane
Jennifer Jason Leigh Lois Kaiser
Lili Taylor Honey Bush
Robert Downey Bill Bush
Madeleine Stowe Sherri Shepard
Lily Tomlin Doreen Piggot
Tom Waits Earl Piggott
Frances McDormand Betty Weathers
Peter Gallagher Stormy Weathers
Annie Ross Tess Trainer
Lori Singer Zoe Trainer
Lyle Lovett Andy Bitkower
Buck Henry Gordon Johnson
Huey Lewis Vern Miller
Jarrett Lennon Chad Weathers
Danny Darst Aubrey Bell
Darnell Williams Joe Robbins
Michael Beach Jim Stone
Andi Chapman Harriet Stone
Debbie Falconer Barbara
Susie Cusack Nancy
Charles Rocket Wally Littleton
Jane Alden Mrs. Schwarzmeier
Dirk Blocker Diner Customer
Natalie Strong Mourner
Jay Della Bartender
Alex Trebek Himself
Jerry Dunphy Himself
Terry Adams The Low Note Quintet #1
Greg Cohen The Low Note Quintet #3
Robert DoQui Knute Willis

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Frank Barhydt Screenwriter
Cary Brokaw Producer
Scott Bushnell Executive Producer
Susan J. Emshwiller Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Fleming Art Director
John Hay Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Isham Score Composer
David Levy Associate Producer
Walt Lloyd Cinematographer
Christopher Nelson Special Effects
Allan Nicholls Asst. Director
Geraldine Peroni Editor
Diana Pokorny Production Designer
John Pritchett Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Rafner Asst. Director
Greg Walker Stunts

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