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Pecker (1998)

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A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pecker
... Shelley
... Dr. Klompus
... Jimmy
... Joyce
... Tina
... Matt
... Precinct Captain
... Rorey Wheeler
... Lynn Wentworth
... Memama
... Little Chrissy
... T-Bone (as Maureen Fischer)
Donald Neal ... Mr. Bozak
Carolyn Stayer ... Miss Betty
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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. 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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Der Pecker  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$541,646, 27 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,281,761
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The claw machine in the bar contains, among other things, a box of Ex-Lax, a box of Gas-X, a liquor bottle filled with a dark brown liquid (bourbon maybe?), and a cell phone. See more »

Goofs

When Pecker is talking to Shelly in the laundromat, she is folding a bath towel with a rose print. The camera angle changes to the back of Shelly's head; when it pans back to her front, she folds the same towel again. See more »

Quotes

Shelley: Don't become an asshole. I beg of you, do not become an asshole.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Mood
(1939)
Written by Joe Garland
Performed by Henhouse Five Plus Too
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Typical Waters flick
16 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

John Waters does what he does best, creating comedies that hang on

that line between normal and strange. In this time around, Waters directs PECKER, about how the seemingly normal photographs taken by an average small-town kid named Pecker (Eddie Furlong) become over- night successes by different art moguls. Of course, many misadventures abound as Pecker encounters many people with different opinions about his "works of art."

The performances are basically the main highlight of the film. Furlong does a good portrayal of the snapshot-taking teen, while Christina

Ricci also shines as Pecker's alienated girlfriend. Low-key teen actor Brendan Sexton III steals the film as Pecker's best friend Matt, a go-go-dancing klepto, just the right kind of character found in a John Waters' flick!


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