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Clay Pigeons (1998)

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After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn't like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.

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David Dobkin

Writer:

Matthew L. Healy (as Matt Healy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Clay
Gregory Sporleder ... Earl
Georgina Cates ... Amanda
Scott Wilson ... Sheriff Mooney
Vince Vieluf ... Deputy Barney
Wayne Brennan Wayne Brennan ... Minister
Joseph D. Reitman ... Glen
Vince Vaughn ... Lester
Nicole Arlyn ... Gloria (as Nikki Arlyn)
Jeff Olson Jeff Olson ... Mark
Monica Moench Monica Moench ... Kimberly
Kevin Rahm ... Bystander at Amanda's
Jesse Bennett Jesse Bennett ... Dr. Jaffe
Phil Morris ... Agent Reynard
Janeane Garofalo ... Agent Shelby
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Storyline

Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the on-going affair that Clay was having with the man's wife. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. Clay befriends a troubling serial killer. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Some killers are strange, some are deranged, and some are just plain psycho. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong scenes of sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Too Deep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$167,364, 27 September 1998

Gross USA:

$1,794,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,794,086
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

F.B.I. Agent Dale Shelby (Janeane Garofalo) and her partner, Agent Reynard (Phil Morris), have names that may be loosely derived from The X-Files (1993) characters Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. "Reynard" is French for "fox." See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the funeral, when Amanda is waiting for Clay in his bed, she gets up and a picture on the left-hand side of the headboard falls over. A few seconds later the picture is upright again. See more »

Quotes

Dale Shelby: Barney? Could you not poke the body with a stick, please?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits Lester Long says "You gotta good sense of humor, I like that" and does his bizarre laugh. See more »

Alternate Versions

Dutch video version oddly has all expletives erased or edited. Shot of naked corpse floating in water has been censored. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Love Flow
Written by Larry E Wiliams (as Larry E. Williams)
Performed by Sister Hazel
Courtesy of Universal Records
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Most Under-rated movie ever?...
19 February 2004 | by ThumpskiSee all my reviews

Ok I was pretty much on a real bad run with my films after watching big let downs like Underworld, Bad Boys 2, Out Of time etc etc... so when Clay Pigeons came along, I really wasn't expecting much, especially as I hadn't heard anything about it before. So after watching it, I have to say this is without a shadow of a doubt one of the MOST , or possibly the BIGGEST under-rated movie ever!. Honestly I really can't think of any negative to say about it at all, the plot was gripping, funny, intense & the acting...Oooh the acting was OUTSTANDING! I mean Vince Vaughan was brilliant in his role of Lester Long, his character will have to go down as probably the funniest, creepiest & craziest bad guy ever! he definatly should have got an oscar for this performance!. Joaquin Phoenix played his part brilliantly also, this too I think is his best performance ive seen ( And i thought he was superb in Gladiator) The movie does have everything, it's run-time is 104mins, and geez they have managed to fit alot of story in that space of time, it's so fast paced, you can't take your eyes off it! Sadly though there is no region 2 dvd out for it yet, so i had to buy it region 1 which I try not too do, but for a movie of this quality it's worth it. Im sure there's loads out there that have't seen this, but I strongly suggest you do, Its 10x better than most of this garbage that Hollywood are throwing at us right now!

9/10


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