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Clay Pigeons (1998)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  25 September 1998 (USA)
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Clay (as in the title) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife. Feeling guilty, Clay now ... See full summary »

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Amanda
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Glen
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Gloria Collins (as Nikki Arlyn)
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Mark
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Kimberly
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Clay (as in the title) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing 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. Into this comes a serial killer who befriends Clay, even to murdering the nagging widow for him... but certainly not at Clay's request. But that doesn't matter for the police, as well as for a savvy female FBI agent who sees Clay as their prime suspect. Yet Clay doesn't tell them of his 'friend' who admits to him of his serial killings, primarily because Clay sees himself as somewhat of an accomplice, in that he seems to have introduced to the killer each young woman that is killed... in fact, the sheriff comments that he wishes Clay would quit finding the murdered victims, which he always seems to do. But at last Clay is able to turn from being the pigeon... to giving the film its very unpredictable conclusion. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Lester Long never forgets a friend See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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In Too Deep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$167,364 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$1,789,892 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Star Joaquin Phoenix was at first apprehensive about taking the role of Clay because he feared that the scripts combination of humor and violence wouldn't translate well to screen. However, Phoenix changed his mind after meeting an enthusiastic David Dobkin and took the role. See more »

Goofs

The shot starts off with a full sized powdered donut being dipped into a red coffee mug thats obviously too small for the huge donut. Next shot is Clay's boss bringing a half-eaten donut to his mouth as Clay walks into the shop, apparently late again. He looks over his shoulder, and back to the donut. He then brings a large white styrofoam coffee cup into frame and dips the last bit of donut into it. See more »

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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 »

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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Why Baby Why
Written by Billy Vaughn and Beasley Smith
Performed by Pat Boone
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Most Under-rated movie ever?...
19 February 2004 | by (B'ham, England) – See 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!

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