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Peacock -- A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.
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Cillian Murphy ... John / Emma Skillpa

Ellen Page ... Maggie

Susan Sarandon ... Fanny Crill

Josh Lucas ... Officer Tom McGonigle

Bill Pullman ... Edmund French

Graham Beckel ... Connor Black

Keith Carradine ... Ray Crill
Eden Bodnar ... Louise Sternberg

Chris Carlson ... Neil
Flynn Milligan ... Jake

Virginia Newcomb ... Doris

Jaimi Paige ... Wanda
Nathan Christopher ... Cal
Richard Latch ... Mack
Tate Hustedt ... Brian Sternberg
Tory Schaefer ... Will
Craig Michael ... Ron Sternberg
Scott Schulte ... Priest
Peter Gregory Thomson ... Senator Wyatt
Michael Rosner ... Motel Manager

Paul Cram ... Kenny
Erin Stover ... Mother at Shelter
Bethany Larson ... Driver
Emily Dooley ... Glenda

John Paul Gamoke ... Mr. Clapp
Bridget de vos Vaudt ... Mother #1
Mark Burk ... Foreman
Harrison Pike ... Boy

Brian Foyster ... Guy in Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Thingvall ... Guy in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Lander 
Writing credits
Michael Lander (written by) &
Ryan O Roy (written by) (as Ryan Roy)

Produced by
Brian Bell .... line producer
Nicole Brown .... executive producer
Neal Dusedau .... associate producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Barry Mendel .... producer
Jeannine Oppewall .... associate producer
Ryan O Roy .... co-producer (as Ryan Roy)
Original Music by
Brian Reitzell 
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
Jeffrey M. Werner 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Jeannine Oppewall 
Art Direction by
Anthony Dunne 
Set Decoration by
David Schlesinger 
Costume Design by
Suttirat Anne Larlarb 
Makeup Department
Patricia Almeida .... hair department head
Annemarie Bradley .... hair stylist: S. Sarandon
Barney Burman .... eyebrow covers: C. Murphy
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head: New York
Frances Hannon .... hair designer: C. Murphy
Frances Hannon .... makeup designer: C. Murphy
Andrea Politte .... assistant hair stylist
Wynona Price .... makeup assistant
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: S. Sarandon
Nena Smarz .... makeup artist: C. Murphy
Nena Smarz .... makeup department head
Amanda Williams .... key hair (as Amanda M. Williams)
Leo Won .... makeup department: New York
Production Management
Sharon C. Dietz .... unit production manager
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tanit Lee Lascelles .... additional second second assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director
Scott Lazar .... second assistant director
Jason Rody .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... set decorating assistant
Mark Baty .... signwriter
Chris Bevauns .... muralist (as Christina Warren)
Kenneth Bryant .... leadman
Kent Carlson .... carpenter
Peter John Casey .... art department assistant (as Peter Casey)
Nick Ciarimboli .... set dresser
Chris Cleek .... set designer
Alan Cohee .... carpenter
Matthew Goodrich .... carpenter
Malcolm Greeley .... construction foreman
Gary Guttenfelder .... carpenter
Bill Hamilton .... set dresser
Gary Happ .... carpenter
Maren M. Hopkins .... props production assistant (as Maren Hopkins)
Anne Hyvarinen .... charge scenic
Hanna Leih .... scenic/painter (as Hannah Leih)
Elijah Lueders .... muralist (as Eli Lueders)
Gabriel Lueders .... scenic/painter (as Gabe Lueders)
A. Russell McGlothlen .... set dresser
Gordon McVay .... second set dresser
Andy Mentzer .... scenic/painter
Andrea Metzler .... set dresser
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... scenic journeyman (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator
Jose Pavon .... property master
Jason Pirtle .... set dresser
Sarah Regan .... standby painter
Robin Richesson .... storyboard artist
Jamie Royster .... carpenter
Pablo Sison .... muralist
Christine Sysko .... on-set dresser
Steve Sysko .... set dresser
Selina van den Brink .... art department coordinator
Richard W. Van Oel .... scenic/painter (as Rick Van Oel)
Michael W. Volz .... scenic gang boss (as Michael Volz)
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... assistant property master (as Derek Wybourn)
Christine Youngstrom .... art department researcher
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
David S. DiPietro .... adr mixer
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialogue editor
Frazier Eades .... boom operator
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Metz .... sound effects editor
Stacey Michaels .... foley mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Aynee Osborn .... sound editor
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Noah Timan .... sound mixer: New York
Noel Vought .... foley artist
Dan Wesson .... boom operator: New York
Kevin Zimmerman .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Ken Gorrell .... special effects coordinator
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
James Topel .... special effects technician
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Benjamin H. Bernard .... visual effects artist
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Kent Demaine .... interactive technlogy design: Black Box Digital
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor
Edward Heede .... digital effects artist
Andrew Lewitin .... visual effects
Ken Locsmandi .... visual effects supervisor
Tamar Shaham .... visual effects coordinator
Jeremy Shuback .... digital artist
Michael Joseph Warren .... visual effects artist
Victor Tang .... researcher (uncredited)
Jared Burke .... precision driver
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kent Abbott .... video assist operator
Greg Anderson .... rigging grip
Ryan Anderson .... grip
Anthony Arendt .... director of photography: second unit (as Tony Arendt)
Nicolaas Bertelsen .... epk (as Nick A. Bertelsen)
Joe Carpita .... additional second assistant camera
Pam Connor .... grip
Matt Dinerstein .... still photographer
Carlos Doerr .... first assistant camera: second unit
Courtney Drewes .... second assistant camera
Jack English .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Foust .... grip
Dan Gartner .... electrician
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip (as Daniel 'DJ' Haizlip)
Jay Hardie .... second assistant camera: second unit (as James Hardie)
Marty Hechinger .... electrician
Dave Kube .... grip
Scott W. Leftridge .... key grip (as Scott Leftridge)
Mark Martens .... electrician
Valentine Marvel .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rick Pilcher .... electrician
John Sennott .... electrician
Richard Speed .... key rigging grip
Joshua Stern .... assistant chief lighting technician
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... camera loader (as Aaron Tichenor)
Jeff Togno .... electrician
Matthew W. Williams .... additional camera loader (as Matt Williams)
Casting Department
Joey Cee .... casting assistant
Megan Fleming .... casting assistant
Ann Wilkinson .... local casting
Alex Christopoulos .... casting intern (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Traci Feuerbach .... additional costumer
Rachael Ohman .... key set costumer
Lenore Pemberton .... assistant costume designer
Emma Potter .... wardrobe supervisor
Alyssa Shipley .... wardrobe assistant
Rebecca Trout .... stitcher
Elisabeth Vastola .... costume assistant (as Liz Vastola)
Carole Zacek .... stitcher
Editorial Department
Paul Allia .... telecine colorist
Bradford L. Dean .... first assistant editor
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Yvan Lucas .... colorist
Eric McClain .... telecine colorist
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer: EFILM
Tom Reiser .... colorist assist: Efilm
Adam M. Weber .... editorial production assistant
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Curtis Wade Anderson .... driver
Frank Killen .... driver
Carla Klein .... driver
John McLaughlin .... transportation coordinator
Chris Musick .... driver: honeywagon
Aaron Pigg .... driver
Ken Smith .... transportation co-captain
Jonathan Wensel .... generator operator/driver
Other crew
Alexis Auditore .... assistant: Ms. Konop
Brian Banse .... assistant location manager
Carol Baty .... location scout
Lucas Baty .... production assistant
Rebekah Boyd .... accounting clerk
Kate Boyer .... production assistant
Carrie Bush .... set production assistant
Chris Butzke .... set production assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Kent Demaine .... title designer
Steve Dixson .... location production assistant
Chelsea Donison .... set production assistant
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Kristina Findley .... production coordinator (as Kristina Swanson)
Robert Foulkes .... location manager
Dana Hanson .... office production assistant
Mike Herrera .... paramedic coordinator
Amber Herrera-Rowley .... craft service
West Humphries .... caterer
Emily Kacere .... assistant: Barry Mendel
Edde Kane .... production assistant
Bart Klaver .... accounting clerk
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Robbie Maass .... office production assistant
Jackie Manning .... production secretary
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production accountant
Catherine Martin .... accounting clerk
Catherine Martin .... location controller
Maggie Martin .... payroll accountant
Darren Matthew .... assistant production coordinator
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Alex Melli .... assistant: director
Sarah Moritz .... production assistant
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Jill W. Reurs .... script supervisor (as Jill Reurs)
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Joel Shnowski .... production assistant
Randall Simpson .... set production assistant
Alex Starke .... location assistant
Heather Tyler .... post-production accountant
Colin Walter .... office production assistant
Jason Zilk .... set medic (as Json Zilk)
Sally Sue Beisel .... special thanks (as Sally Sue Beisel-Lander)
Sarah Caplan .... special thanks
Greg Crauso .... special thanks
Mark Dziak .... special thanks
Brian Foyster .... special thanks
Mike Gabrawy .... special thanks
John Cameron Mitchell .... special thanks
Todd Portugal .... special thanks
Mary Ellen Woods .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material and a scene of violence
USA:90 min
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Anachronisms: The Clark candy bars seen at the start (at around 25 mins) have modern plastic wrappers with barcodes.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 unless I tell you.
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36 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great performance by Cillian Murphy, 19 May 2010
Author: trypanophobic34 from Someplace in the world

I'm not sure why this has such a low rating. It's not perfect, or a mind-blowing experience or something, but I thought it was a really interesting story, well-acted, especially with a wonderful performance by Cillian Murphy. It's sort of a Psycho-like story, without ever venturing into suspense or horror.

It's about an incredibly socially inept, anxiety-ridden young man named John, whose mother has died a year previously and he's been traumatized/psychologically damaged by the loss. He seems to have been both coddled/protected and smothered/extremely isolated by his mother's hermetic, semi-abusive love. She was all he had, exactly because of the way she raised him and formed his relationship to the world. Her upbringing of him, and also to a smaller extent her subsequent death/taking away of herself, both contributed to cripple him in his relationships with others. Not that much is revealed about her even by the end, and I would have liked to know more.

Cillian Murphy is so interesting and engaging to watch as the Willardesque character John, and the completely different female character, Emma, who is mild, benignant, with a quiet strength. I didn't ever not sympathize with Emma, even though I knew she was calculating. I pitied John, whose face is like a parade of his shifting emotions: his neurotic shyness, anxiety, almost childlike anger, and emotional frustration.

Cillian even looks different as John; he changes his appearance through his acting: through the way John purses his lips, carries his body, and his nervous facial tics, etc. (you will see what I mean when you see it). When he's Emma, he also looks different in accordance with her different personality. It's not like anything I've ever seen before! He must be doing something right, to be playing a character so different from his usual self, and two characters who are so different from each other, in such a thoroughgoing, immersive way as to be utterly convincing as each. It's like he completely becomes John, and then becomes Emma, and neither is at all "Cillian."

I think this movie deserves at least a 7. Some people have said that the story isn't that credible, but I didn't find anything wrong or that off about it (it's just that it doesn't really explain everything about his mother or her "true" nature, ultimately), and the protagonist himself is the driving force behind the movie, as he should be. Besides, it's a shame when people can't suspend their disbelief just a little when it's not really that central to the point of the movie and recognize the merit of it. I couldn't help thinking that maybe some people just don't like to see Cillian Murphy in a more humbling or "weird" role, and that's why they didn't enjoy it more.

I think a better title would have been "Emma," it's simple yet it really suits the movie and makes more of a point than "Peacock," which doesn't really evoke anything apart from just being the name of the town.

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