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Pecker (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 October 1998 (Canada)
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A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird. Written by Joe Blevins <joeblev@concentric.net>

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He never realized how far 35 millimeters would take him.

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Rated R for sexuality, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$541,646 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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$2,279,807 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Shelley: Don't become an asshole, Pecker. I beg of you do not become an asshole.
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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
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Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Joe Young
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Typical Waters flick
16 July 2001 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

John Waters does what he does best, creating comedies that hang on

that line between normal and strange. In this time around, Waters directs PECKER, about how the seemingly normal photographs taken by an average small-town kid named Pecker (Eddie Furlong) become over- night successes by different art moguls. Of course, many misadventures abound as Pecker encounters many people with different opinions about his "works of art."

The performances are basically the main highlight of the film. Furlong does a good portrayal of the snapshot-taking teen, while Christina

Ricci also shines as Pecker's alienated girlfriend. Low-key teen actor Brendan Sexton III steals the film as Pecker's best friend Matt, a go-go-dancing klepto, just the right kind of character found in a John Waters' flick!


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