Pecker Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Pecker the Movie

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A kinder, gentler Waters? To be sure, he doesn't laugh at, but with, his working-class Baltimoreans. Still, you've got strippers (of both sexes), a "talking" statue of the Virgin Mary, and rats having sex, so this isn't a Disney film. Pecker (Furlong), who gets his name from pecking at his food, is a sweet teenager and amateur photog, who takes pictures of what's around him. His work catches the eye of New York art dealer Rorey Wheeler (Taylor), who wants to showcase the next hot trend, and Pecker becomes an overnight superstar in the fickle art world. But his celeb status has unexpected repercussions on his hometown friends and family.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Shutterbugs, Price of Fame, Family Ties, Teen Angst, Sanity Check, Strippers, Nightclubs, Baltimore
John Waters
Edward Furlong, Lili Taylor, Christina Ricci, Martha Plimpton, Mary Kay Place, Brendan Sexton, Mark Joy, Mink Stole, Bess Armstrong, Patty (Patricia Campbell) Hearst, Mary Vivian Pearce, Lauren Hulsey, Jean Schertler
Robert Stevens
John Waters
Stewart Copeland
John Waters
John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov, Mark Ordesky, Jonathan Weisgal, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Polar Entertainment, Fine Line Features


Natl. Bd. of Review 1998: Support. Actress (Ricci).

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