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Widescreen and Full screen
Directed by David Dobkin
Produced by Ridley Scott
Written by Matt Healy
Starring Joaquin Phoenix
Music by John Lurie
Cinematography Eric Alan Edwards
Editing by Stan Salfas
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date(s) September 15, 1998 (Toronto Film Festival)
Running time 104 min.
Clay Pigeons is a 1998 film written by Matt Healy and directed by David Dobkin. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Clay Bidwell, Vince Vaughn as the Lester Long, and Janeane Garofalo as Agent Shelby.
Clay (Phoenix) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl (Gregory Sporleder) kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda (Georgina Cates). Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs.
Clay's problems worsen when he inadvertently befriends a serial killer named Lester Long (Vaughn), 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 his friend's suicide coming to light. But that doesn't matter for the police, as well as for a savvy female FBI agent (Garofalo) and her partner (Phil Morris), who see Clay as their prime suspect. Yet Clay doesn't tell them of his "friend," who admits to him his crimes.