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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 7m

Budget -

Revenue $6,110,979.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 1, 1993
    R, Theatrical



Cast 31

  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

  7. ZC

    Zane Cassidy
    Casey Finnigan

  8. Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine
    Dr. Ralph Wyman

  9. Fred Ward

    Fred Ward
    Stuart Kane

  10. Jennifer Jason Leigh
  11. Chris Penn

    Chris Penn
    Jerry Kaiser

  12. JC

    Joseph C. Hopkins
    Joe Kaiser

  13. JM

    Josette Maccario
    Josette Kaiser

  14. Lili Taylor

    Lili Taylor
    Honey Bush

  15. Robert Downey Jr.
  16. Madeleine Stowe

    Madeleine Stowe
    Sherri Shepard

  17. Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand
    Betty Weathers

  18. Peter Gallagher

    Peter Gallagher
    Stormy Weathers

  19. AF

    Austin Friel
    Austin Shepard

  20. DF

    Dustin Friel
    Will Shepard

  21. CF

    Cassie Friel
    Sandy Shepard

  22. Lily Tomlin

    Lily Tomlin
    Doreen Piggot

  23. Tom Waits

    Tom Waits
    Earl Piggot

  24. JL

    Jarrett Lennon
    Chad Weathers

  25. Buck Henry

    Buck Henry
    Gordon Johnson

  26. Huey Lewis

    Huey Lewis
    Vern Miller

  27. Dirk Blocker

    Dirk Blocker
    Diner Customer

  28. Alex Trebek

    Alex Trebek

  29. JD

    Jerry Dunphy

  30. Lyle Lovett

    Lyle Lovett
    Andy Bitkower

  31. Lori Singer

    Lori Singer
    Zoe Trainer / Cello - The Trout Quintet

Crew 18


  1. SA

    Stephen Altman
    Production Design

  2. JF

    Jerry Fleming
    Art Direction

  3. SE

    Susan Emshwiller
    Set Decoration


  1. Walt Lloyd

    Walt Lloyd
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. JH

    John Hay
    Costume Design

  2. DD

    Dee Dee Altamura
    Makeup Artist


  1. Robert Altman

    Robert Altman


  1. SE

    Suzy Elmiger

  2. GP


  1. CB

    Cary Brokaw

  2. SB

    Scott Bushnell
    Executive Producer

  3. MK

    Mike Kaplan

  4. DL

    David Levy

  5. DP

    Diana Pokorny
    Unit Production Manager


  1. Mark Isham

    Mark Isham
    Original Music Composer


  1. Robert Altman

    Robert Altman

  2. RC
  3. FB

    Frank Barhydt

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