About

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birt...

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Directed by

Robert Altman

Written by

Robert Altman (Screenplay)
Raymond Carver (Author)
Frank Barhydt (Screenplay)

Runtime

187 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Short Cuts raises the roof on America.

Cast

Keywords

daily life loss of loved one cheating earthquake los angeles suicide fishing helicopter multiple storylines jazz musician cellist modern society hit by a car

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#479 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director