The movie Cutter's Way was based on the book Cutter and Bone.
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.
Book details for Cutter and Bone
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.