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Clay Pigeons
     

Clay Pigeons

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Director: David Dobkin

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Joaquin Phoenix

 

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David Dobkin made his feature directorial debut with this comedy thriller about an ordinary guy mistakenly viewed as a serial killer by the FBI. In small-town Mercer, Montana (population 1,536), easy-going gas station attendant Clay Bidwell (Joaquin Phoenix) endures a comical nightmare that gets underway when Clay's best buddy Earl (Gregory Sporleder) learns Clay

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David Dobkin made his feature directorial debut with this comedy thriller about an ordinary guy mistakenly viewed as a serial killer by the FBI. In small-town Mercer, Montana (population 1,536), easy-going gas station attendant Clay Bidwell (Joaquin Phoenix) endures a comical nightmare that gets underway when Clay's best buddy Earl (Gregory Sporleder) learns Clay slept with Earl's wife Amanda (Georgina Cates). Earl commits suicide as a horrified Clay watches. Amanda would rather see Clay in prison than have the local gossipers chatting about their affair, so to cover-up, Clay puts Earl's body into a faked auto accident. Clay then finds comfort with waitress Gloria (Nikki Arlyn), but Amanda kills Gloria, leaving Clay to dispose of another body. At the local bar, Clay is befriended by trucker Lester Long (Vince Vaughn), and they go fishing, hooking a corpse. Lester asks Clay to tell the cops he found it alone. The next victim is Amanda, stabbed 40 times. Clay tries to explain what's going on to the law -- Sheriff Mooney (Scott Wilson) and FBI agents Dale Shelby (Janeane Garofalo) and Reynard (Phil Morris) -- but he becomes the main suspect and is arrested, while serial killer Lester is on the loose. Clay manages an escape from jail and goes in search of Lester. David Dobkin, a Ridley Scott protégé, is an award-winning director of music videos (including the Coolio clips that won MTV's "Best Dance Video of 1996") and commercials, many helmed under the auspices of Ridley and Tony Scott's production companies. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
UPC:
0044005098730
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Polygram Usa Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Vaughn Lester Long
Janeane Garofalo Dale Shelby
Joaquin Phoenix Clay Bidwell
Georgina Cates Amanda
Phil Morris Reynard
Scott Wilson Sheriff Mooney
Vince Vieluf Deputy Barney
Nikki Arlyn Gloria
Monica Moench Kimberly
Joseph D. Reitman Glen
Gregory Sporleder Earl

Technical Credits
David Dobkin Director
Matias Alvarez Asst. Director
Hilarie Roope Benz Associate Producer
Max Biscoe Art Director
Chris Dorr Co-producer
Guy East Executive Producer
Robert Eber Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Alan Edwards Cinematographer
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Laura Goldsmith Costumes/Costume Designer
Matt Healy Screenwriter
Randi Hiller Casting
Clark Hunter Production Designer
Andrey Kelly Co-producer
Traci Kirshbaum Set Decoration/Design
John Lurie Score Composer
Carrie Morrow Co-producer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Stan Salfas Editor
Ridley Scott Producer
Tony Scott Executive Producer
Timothy R. Sexton Consultant/advisor
Nigel Sinclair Executive Producer
Chris Zarpas Producer

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ONE OF THE SMARTEST FUNNIEST MOVIES I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS.I ADMIT I FIRST PICKED IT UP BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE 'THRILLER GENRE'.BUT IT CONTINUES TO DELIGHT ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN.POOR JOAQUIN SEEMS JUST OVERWHELMED BY THE EVENTS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL AROUND HIM.I GUESS THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS THAT THERE IS NO MORAL.BUT I TELL YOU THIS IF I'M ATTACKED BY A SERIAL KILLER I HOPE IT'S VINCE VAUGHN IN HIS BOOTS,COWBOY HAT AND UNDERPANTS!!