Short Cuts

Synopsis: Short Cuts is a 1993 American comedy-drama film, directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Fine Line Features
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 17 nominations.
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188 min

When you're a prisoner

And I'm a prisoner

I'm a prisoner oflife

One day your man is here

The next day

he's walked out and gone

But no matter what happens

You simply somehow

gotta carry on

When you're a prisoner

And I'm a prisoner

I'm a prisoner oflife


- What are you doing here?

- Just give me some coffee, will you, babe?

- Are you working, Earl?

- Yeah.

- You got somebody in the car?

- Yeah.

- How come you got 'em here?

- They're passed out.

It's one of those drive-arounds.

You're not drinkin', are ya?

Just give me some coffee, baby.

I come all the way down here to see you.

I'd think you'd be happy to see me.

Life's good

It's bad

It's somewhere in between

But it's the unexpected

and the uncertainty

That keeps us goin'

You know what I mean

Yesterday you owned the world

The next day the world owns you

One day everything's a lie

The next day

you swear it's all true

That's what happens

when you're a prisoner

And I'm a prisoner

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Robert Altman

Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema. more…

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