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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sally Menke's final editing project. See more »

Goofs

The Clark candy bars seen at the start (at around 25 mins) have modern plastic wrappers with barcodes. 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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Lack of release is proof positive the US film industry is in shambles
27 April 2010 | by CinnyasteSee all my reviews

Nothing new here. Another reviewer already noted the travesty. This film circumvented theatrical release with direct to DVD. As far as I can tell, it wasn't even entered into film festivals.

And yet empty pop entertainment receives wide release and huge promo budgets. Guess "Peacock" didn't have the requisite action scene of a car driving through a fruit cart.

What a heartbreak for the actors. Particularly Mr. Murphy, who acted his guts out in this difficult role. His work was stellar. Bravo, Sir. I'll also wager you may never see another film that underscores Ellen Page' dramatic acting chops.

My question to those responsible for burying this film is, what the f@!k is wrong with you? With no title recognition, this gem will wither on Blockbuster shelves. Certainly, stranger and darker films are given a chance. Why not "Peacock?"

Make an effort to see this film. Then turn others on to it. It's not a masterpiece as some say, but it is a slow-building and amazing character study. If you can live without gunshots, high concepts and the venerable screeching car plowing fruit while pedestrians scatter and scream.


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