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Peacock (2010)

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A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director:

Michael Lander

Writers:

Michael Lander, Ryan O Roy (as Ryan Roy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Eden Bodnar ... Louise Sternberg
Chris Carlson ... Neil
Flynn Milligan Flynn Milligan ... Jake
Virginia Newcomb ... Doris
Jaimi Paige ... Wanda
Nathan Christopher Nathan Christopher ... Cal
Richard Latch Richard Latch ... Mack
Tate Hustedt Tate Hustedt ... Brian Sternberg
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A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If he only knew what she was doing.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le secret de Peacock See more »

Filming Locations:

Denison, Iowa, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cillian Murphy was very reluctant to shave off his eyebrows. The scene had to be shot very carefully so as to get it right in one shot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Really excellent flick.
15 April 2010 | by Jonny_YahooSee all my reviews

Just saw this down at one my favorite local internet theaters and I can tell you that this is definitely one of Cillian Murphy's top performances.

Of course, Murphy was brilliant in 28 Days Later and downright creepy in Batman Begins but his turn as John Skillpa, a young man apparently tormented by years and years of child abuse, shows the truer depths of his acting range.

I'm pretty sure this feature will be well overlooked by the Academy Awards, but it shouldn't be as far as I'm concerned as Murphy and the rest of a well picked cast shine in nearly every scene. To be honest, however, I wasn't thrilled with Ellen Page's performance but I believe she did a capable job in the role she played.

Keith Carradine and an almost unrecognizable Bill Pullman are the other actors of note besides, of course, the pushy but sensitive Fanny Crill played by Susan Sarandon.

What I can tell you, without spoiling the film, is that it's set in a not too distant rural America where the oddities of life must be kept well hidden for one to survive.

What is genuinely fresh and interesting though is how the mind of John Skillpa chooses to handle the forced revealing of a secret he's kept under wraps for quite some time in a quiet house where no one would suspect there was anything out of order.


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