"Cutter's Way" (1981)


John Heard.  The man.  The myth.  The le... wait, who?

You'd recognize him from "Home Alone" as Kevin's dad, OR maybe you're one of the five people that saw "Cutter's Way" back in 1981 when it opened for United Artists' "art film" division "United Artists Classics".  Heard leads the way here with a great performance as Alex Cutter.  He is followed up by some solid performances by Jeff Bridges and Lisa Eichhorn.

"Cutter's Way" is a film buried by its own film studio, partly because the studio was a.) broke and b.) clearly didn't know how to market it.  Marketed as a zany dark comedy, this brooding mystery noir was nothing like the film's trailers - its edginess is a welcome refresher from all the mind-numbing droll currently at the box office.

Returning to the podcast this week is guest is Matt "Lank" Hingstman.  Matt joins hosts Mark Heiliger and Chad Peter for a jolly chat about, uhh, stuff.

Performers of note: John Heard, Jeff Bridges, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Arthur Rosenberg, Patricia Donahue, Ivan Passer, Jordan Cronenweth