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Directed by David Dobkin

Genres - Comedy, Crime Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Comedy Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir) Release Date - Sep 25, 1998 (USA) Run Time - 104 min. Countries - Germany , United States MPAA Rating - R
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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.
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Clay Pigeons
Directed byDavid Dobkin
Produced byRidley Scott
Tony Scott
Chris Zarpas
Written byMatt Healy
Music byJohn Lurie
CinematographyEric Alan Edwards
Edited byStan Salfas
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Scott Free Productions
Distributed byGramercy Pictures
  • September 25, 1998 (United States)
  • July 22, 1999 (Germany)
104 minutes [1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$8 million[2][better source needed]
Box office$1.8 million[3]

Clay Pigeons is a 1998 crime-comedy film written by Matt Healy and directed by David Dobkin. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, and Janeane Garofalo.

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It is the second film on-screen collaboration between Vaughn and Phoenix, the first film being Return to Paradise, released in the same year.


Clay Bidwell is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl, kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their affair as if nothing has happened.

Clay's problems worsen when he inadvertently befriends a serial killer named Lester Long, who murders the nagging widow in an attempt to 'help' his 'fishing buddy'. Clay is horrified, but does not go to the police for fear of his role in Earl's suicide coming to light. FBI agent Dale Shelby and her partner Reynard come to town and zero in on Clay as their prime suspect.


  • Joaquin Phoenix as Clay Bidwell
  • Vince Vaughn as Lester Long
  • Janeane Garofalo as Agent Dale Shelby
  • Georgina Cates as Amanda
  • Gregory Sporleder as Earl
  • Phil Morris as Agent Reynard
  • Scott Wilson as Sheriff Dan Mooney
  • Vince Vieluf as Deputy Barney
  • Nikki Arlyn as Gloria Collins
  • Joseph D. Reitman as Glen


Clay Pigeons was developed under filmmakers Ridley and Tony Scott's company, Scott Free Productions.

Vaughn has described his character, Lester, as 'a guy who isn’t necessarily from the West — that’s just an image he’s created of himself. Whatever his reality is — being badly hurt by women or whatever — he’s made it over, taking bits and pieces of things he’s seen in movies. He sees his life as a strange Western movie, with himself as the hero. He thinks he’s a sane person in an insane world.'[4]

Dobkin said of the characters, 'I wanted everyone to be different than what they appear to be — the FBI agent who smokes pot, the small town sheriff who seems slow but is the one who figures [the murders] out in the end.'[5]


The film received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 62% based on reviews from 53 critics.[6] On Metacritic the film has a score of 49/100 based on 26 reviews, indicating 'mixed or average reviews'.[7]


  1. ^'CLAY PIGEONS (15)'. British Board of Film Classification. 2003-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  2. ^'Clay Pigeons (1998) - Box office / business'. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  3. ^Clay Pigeons at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^Flatley, Guy (n.d.). 'Vince Vaughn — The Man Who Wanted to Be Norman Bates'. Archived from the original on 22 August 2004.
  5. ^'Clay Pigeons Special'. 1998. Archived from the original on 2 July 2003 – via
  6. ^Clay Pigeons at Rotten Tomatoes
  7. ^Clay Pigeons at Metacritic

External links[edit]

  • Clay Pigeons on IMDb
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  • Clay Pigeons at Box Office Mojo
  • Clay Pigeons at Rotten Tomatoes
  • Clay Pigeons at Metacritic

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