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3 Feet Under: Digging Deep for the Geoduck (2003)

The geoduck ("gooey duck") clam sports a phallic, three-foot-long neck and a life span of 160-plus years. It's jokingly referred to as the Washington State Bird. 3 FEET UNDER explores how ... See full summary »

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The geoduck ("gooey duck") clam sports a phallic, three-foot-long neck and a life span of 160-plus years. It's jokingly referred to as the Washington State Bird. 3 FEET UNDER explores how the geoduck has inspired a quirky yet devoted following in the Pacific Northwest. We follow "Jack," a long-time Seattleite who was raised in a kosher Brooklyn home, as he prepares for his annual geoduck dig. Jack's commentary on his pursuit of the King of Clams propels the action through many layers of geoduck subculture: college mascots, songs, sushi recipes, strict regulation, and the notorious Clamscam trials. Written by JB

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A documentary for those who let it all hang out

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You Won't Believe It Till You See It
16 June 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about this gooey-duck (that's how it's pronounced -- I feel like an expert now!) thing until I sat down and watched it. I have friends in Seattle who have never even heard of any three foot clams in the Puget Sound. Now I'm a believer (as are my Seattle friends). This is a fun movie. You find out about a silly looking animal and the wacky people who are pretty obsessed by it. They sing about it, make it their school mascot, go digging for it, make dolls and books about it, you name it. The whole documentary is staged around the story of a crusty old guy who battles the elements for his clam dinner. I'm not sure I'd ever eat one, but I'd watch the movie again. :) It's a family movie, too. My three-year-old son watched this with me and loved it.


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