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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Black
Ray Crill
Eden Bodnar ...
Louise Sternberg
Flynn Milligan ...
Nathan Christopher ...
Richard Latch ...
Tate Hustedt ...
Brian Sternberg


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »


When Maggie hands Emma Jake's birth certificate at the top it says State of Nebraska and stamped in the upper left corner it says City of Ladora. Ladora is in Iowa, not Nebraska.

There actually used to be a Ladora in Nebraska. It was the county seat of Blaine county before Brewster. The first post office was established there, when it was actually in Sioux county. The post office and actual county seat changed back and forth between Ladora and Brewster several times before Brewster was finally chosen as the permanent county seat in 1887 and the permanent site of the post office in 1888. There was also a newspaper named The Ladora Independent in Ladora, established in 1887. In 2010 there were only 478 people in all of Blaine county. See more »


[first lines]
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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It's Creepy & It's Spooky, Mysterious & Kooky
17 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie although it didn't go where I thought it was heading - There may not have been a better actor for this role than Cillian Murphy - As usual Ellen Page is an endorsement for any film & this indie role suits her to a tee - The rest of the cast is notable - The film contains stunning photography (not of majestic mountains) and images that appeared perfectly constructed for a very visual movie - Well crafted script with many scenes where a single word delivers the next chapter of the storyline - Highly recommended for the moviegoer who likes to be emotionally drained as well as entertained - Almost from the start, this is an edgy film where it feels like something is just about to happen and there is little expectation of that something becoming anyone's successful pursuit of happiness.

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