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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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John Waters

Writer:

John Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Furlong ... Pecker
Christina Ricci ... Shelley
Bess Armstrong ... Dr. Klompus
Mark Joy ... Jimmy
Mary Kay Place ... Joyce
Martha Plimpton ... Tina
Brendan Sexton III ... Matt
Mink Stole ... Precinct Captain
Lili Taylor ... Rorey Wheeler
Patricia Hearst ... Lynn Wentworth
Jean Schertler ... Memama
Lauren Hulsey ... Little Chrissy
Mo Fischer ... T-Bone (as Maureen Fischer)
Donald Neal Donald Neal ... Mr. Bozak
Carolyn Stayer Carolyn Stayer ... Miss Betty
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pecker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$541,646, 27 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,281,761
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Polar Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

At the end of the opening credits, Pecker photographs a woman outside the Sub Pit. He is holding the camera vertically, but we are shown a horizontal view through the viewfinder. See more »

Quotes

Pecker: I love you Shelley! I love you more than Kodak!
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Connections

Featured in Divine Trash (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Nut
(1966)
Written and Performed by Leroy Pullins
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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wonderful evening
11 December 1998 | by Uli-5See all my reviews

I´m from Germany and I love the mvovies. I go 200 times a year. Tonight I saw "Pecker", it was a wonderful evening. Thank you, Mr. Waters. Everybody who has a chance to see the movie, go!!!


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