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Pecker (1998)

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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" ... See full summary »

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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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9 October 1998 (Canada)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,279,807 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Trivia

Pecker's camera is an early model of the Canonet, a compact camera made over a period of more than a decade (primarily in the 1960s) by Canon for the consumer market. The camera takes so-so pictures, and today might be worth $20-$40, when it can be found. It is entirely plausible that Pecker might find such a camera in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or the like. See more »

Goofs

In Pecker's darkroom, his prints are being taken out of the fixer after only a few seconds instead of the required five minutes and then immediately hung to dry instead of being rinsed in water for 10 minutes. The basement windows are also uncovered. See more »

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Jimmy: Pubic hair causes crime.
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I'm a Nut
(1966)
Written and Performed by Leroy Pullins
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Excellent, Mr. Waters...
13 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

In true John Waters form, "Pecker" offers a pure glimpse of human nature. Being human entitles us to our own unique quirks and eccentricities that make us individuals. When we 'seemingly' normal people are influenced by our ever-changing society, that is when the humor begins.

I think the true beauty of this movie is in the acting. Waters guides his cast into committed characterizations, adding layer upon layer of sub-text until they blossom before your eyes. Waters approaches his characters the way a painter approaches his easel and taking a mental snapshot, paints his perspective. Add all these factors in and you see why I say Pecker is a great movie!

Bravo, John. I always enjoy your work, thank you for sharing your art and perspective with the world.


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