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Cutter and Bone

The book Cutter and Bone was made into the movie Cutter's Way.

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Book details for Cutter and Bone

Cutter and Bone was written by Newton Thornburg. The book was published in 1976 by Serpent's Tail. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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A thriller, and a whacking good thriller, too-shows how much can be done by a writer who knows his business-the best novel of its kind in ten years!-New York TimesFirst published in 1976, Cutter and Bone is the story of the obsession of Cutter, a scarred ... Read More
A thriller, and a whacking good thriller, too-shows how much can be done by a writer who knows his business-the best novel of its kind in ten years!-New York Times

First published in 1976, Cutter and Bone is the story of the obsession of Cutter, a scarred and crippled Vietnam veteran and his attempt to convince his buddy, Bone, that the latter witnessed a murder committed by the conglomerate tycoon, JJ Wolfe. Captivated by Cutter's demented logic, Bone is prepared to cross the country with Cutter in search of proof of the murder. Their quest takes them into the Ozarks-home base of the Wolfe empire-where Bone discovers that Cutter is not pursuing a murderer so much as the great enemy itself, them, the very demons that have dogged his life.

A prolific writer, Newton Thornburg lives in upstate New York. His novels include A Man's Game, To Die in California, Dreamland, The Lion at the Door, and Eve's Men.

Movie details for Cutter's Way

The movie was released in 1981 and directed by Ivan Passer, who also directed Creator (1985). Cutter's Way was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Arthur Rosenberg, Nina Van Pallandt, Patricia Donahue, Geraldine Baron, Katherine Pass, Francis X. McCarthy, George Planco, Jay Fletcher, George Dickerson, Jack Murdock, Essex Smith, Rod Gist, Leonard Lightfoot, Julia Duffy and Randy Shepard.

 

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This Ivan Passer movie--a marvel of dark, brooding cinema--almost didn't make it into theaters. The film was nearly dumped by its studio because its pessimistic story seemed too downbeat. Which, in fact, is part of the appeal: the way it gets to the heart... Read More
This Ivan Passer movie--a marvel of dark, brooding cinema--almost didn't make it into theaters. The film was nearly dumped by its studio because its pessimistic story seemed too downbeat. Which, in fact, is part of the appeal: the way it gets to the heart of a group of people who have given up, but then find something that motivates them to go on. In this case, it's greed: Cutter (Jeff Bridges), a burnt-out gigolo, and his pal Bone (John Heard), a disfigured Vietnam veteran, get involved in a plot involving corruption and murder. Bone has proof that a powerful businessman is behind the killing and wants to be paid off to keep quiet; instead he buys them more trouble than he can imagine. Bridges, as always, is superb--and Heard is downright scary. --Marshall Fine