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Clay Pigeons (1998)

Clay 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 ... See full summary »

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Earl
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Clay 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. 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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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The film never saw a theatrical release in the United Kingdom, instead it went straight to video for UK release. See more »

Goofs

The pencil stuck in Barney's nose changes lengths between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Mooney: Promise me something there, will you?
Clay Bidwell: What's that?
Sheriff Mooney: Promise you'll stop finding dead people.
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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 The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Written by Wallis Willis
Performed by Martin Blasick
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How strange...
2 March 2001 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Clay Pigeons is, to put it mildly, a very strange movie. That could be just me though, as this is the first dark comedy I've seen. Despite that I had fun watching it, from the first scene (which, by the way, gives you an awesome view of Joaquin Phoenix's beautiful eyes) up till the very last. Joaquin Phoenix, once again, delivered a memorable performance as Clay. He said his lines with conviction and the right amount of emotions at the right places. I don't know if Vince Vaughn was supposed to be hilarious but he cracked me up. I don't fancy Vince much but I like him in this movie. The plot is pretty unpredictable, and even though it doesn't grip your heart with tension it will maintain your interest until the very end cause you'll be dying to find out what happens to Clay.

Overall this film is definitely worth a watch.


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