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A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when a photographer's photos 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)

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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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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 »

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When Pecker's mom exits the gallery in New York a cab goes by from the "Checker" cab company of Baltimore. See more »

Quotes

Pecker: I love you Shelley! I love you more than Kodak!
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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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quirky fun
25 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this in New York, it will never come to St. Croix! I liked it a lot, made me laugh. This is the most accessible of any of John Waters' movies I've seen and I like that, doesn't hit you over the head with weirdness. Waters is so good at taking a normal situation and making it appear just slightly off kilter. There are some great characters here...Ed Furlong is wonderfully wholesome and believable as Pecker, Christina Ricci is terrific in a very intense way as a too normal no frills small city girl. This movie is just plain good fun, it's easy to laugh at everybody and not feel mean spirited. Oh yeah and good to see Patty Hearst having some fun.


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