Short Cuts


Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary human condition is nevertheless fascinating. Based on nine stories and a prose poem by Raymond Carver.

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  1. Robert Altman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Frank Barhydt


  3. Raymond Carver


Top Billed Cast

  1. Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore

    Marian Wyman

  2. Andie MacDowell

    Andie MacDowell

    Ann Finnigan

  3. Tim Robbins

    Tim Robbins

    Gene Shepard

  4. Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon

    Paul Finnigan

  5. Anne Archer

    Anne Archer

    Claire Kane

  6. Bruce Davison

    Bruce Davison

    Howard Finnigan

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 7m

Budget -

Revenue $6,110,979.00

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Release Information

  • October 1, 1993
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Vincent

By Vincent

tripping over ourselves

While there's no cinematic equivalent to the Mona Lisa, I submit a list of the top ten American movies of the last 50 years in no particular order:

The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mulholland Drive, Tree of Life, Boyhood, Short Cuts.

Whaaaaaa... Short Cuts? Is it even Altman's best work? Well, everything unique and original in the other movies on this list was done before... by Altman. (Is there anything the man hasn't tried?) And everything Altman achieved in his career ca... read the rest.

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