It’s basically a Twilight Zone episode, but it’s a good one; and Goodman gives a fantastic performance.
The best mysteries aren't about the mystery. They're about ideas, mood, and, most of all, strong characters. CUTTER'S WAY is not only a great neo-noir mystery, it is a under-seen masterpiece. Bone (Jeff Bridges) is a unmotivated gigolo who accidentally witnesses the dumping of a dead body. When he tells his best friend Cutter (John Heard, in a career-best performance), a one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged Vietnam vet, that he thinks that a powerful oil man committed the crime, the antagonistic veteran sees it as his opportunity to take down "the man." Great writing, acting, music, and cinematography combine to make CUTTER'S WAY a unforgettable experience.