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Peacock (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  20 April 2010 (USA)
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A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.



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John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John's secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes... Written by Anonymous

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If he only knew what she was doing.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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20 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Le secret de Peacock  »

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Sally Menke's final editing project. See more »


The preferred cigarette smoked during the movie by Maggie was Scorl in the red pack (at around 20 mins), however upon close examination with the various smokers including Maggie, most of the cigarette's have a distinctive black eagle near the filter which is trade mark for the company American Spirit which was founded in 1981. See more »


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Mother: [in overlapping voices and moods like memories] I'm doing this because I love you. John. You know what happens... I warned you. I warned you, John. This is what you'll turn into. I warned you. Don't talk to anyone. Why would you keep things from me! Look at me. Look at me, John. Look at me. John! Don't look at me unless I tell you to. You ruined it. Don't talk to anyone. Don't talk to anyone. Don't you keep things from me! I'm doing this because I love you. Don't move a muscle ...
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Solitary ... "Man"
29 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Cillian Murphy is really good in this. I actually can almost not think of another actor playing this particular role. It is very demanding and he goes places that I'm sure some people wouldn't dare go (or follow him for that reason). It really is a good movie. A weird little story with great actors all over the place.

I especially loved the ending, though they seemed to be unsure of how to go, since there are alternate endings on the disc. Very slow and very uncomfortable to watch, it is something that I hope will be cherished by quite a few people. Even if it only gets a home entertainment release (like in Germany) and does not see the light of the cinemas. I dare you to watch it

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