“Cutter’s Way” (1981) is a thriller directed by Ivan Passer starring Jeff Bridges, John Heard and Lisa Eichhorn as a trio who get embroiled in a conspiracy when Richard (Bridges) witnesses the disposal of a body. When Richard becomes implicated in a related murder he turns to loose cannon Cutter (Heard) and wife Mo (Eichhorn) for help. Cutter becomes obsessed with finding the true killer and begins to suspect local oil tycoon J.J. Cord. Knowing such men are rarely if ever brought to justice, Cutter must find his own way to prove his friend’s innocence and make the true criminal pay.
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