Clay Pigeons


1h 44m 1998

Brief Synopsis

On a sweltering summer day in the sleepy town of Mercer, a comically hellish odyssey begins for easygoing gas station attendant Clay Bidwell. While drinking beers and shooting for target practice in the woods, Clay's best friend, Earl, turns his gun on Clay and accuses him of having an affair with h

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
GRAMERCY PICTURES/POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT
Location
Brigham City, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

On a sweltering summer day in the sleepy town of Mercer, a comically hellish odyssey begins for easygoing gas station attendant Clay Bidwell. While drinking beers and shooting for target practice in the woods, Clay's best friend, Earl, turns his gun on Clay and accuses him of having an affair with his wife, Amanda. Before Clay can react, Earl shoots himself in the head in an effort to frame Clay for his murder. Clay manages to cover up the mess, but the the level of callousness diplayed by Earl's widow and his lover, Amanda prompts him to dump her. When Amanda catches him in bed with another woman, she plots a venomous revenge.

Crew

Angel Acosta

Props

Ryan Adams

Song

Matias Alvarez

Assistant Director

Allison Anderson

Grip

Joe Andreini

Assistant Camera Operator

Joe Andreini

Camera Operator

Dean Aoki

Assistant Camera Operator

Joseph B Arnold

On-Set Dresser

Mike Bartac

Special Effects

Roe Bassett

Special Thanks To

Roe Bassett

Craft Service

Kelly Beaton

Best Boy

Kelly Beaton

Gaffer

Steven R Bernstein

Original Music

Bruce Birmelin

Photography

Kate Biscoe

Makeup

Max Biscoe

Art Director

Martin Blasick

Song Performer

Martin Blasick

Song

Brian Blush

Song

Pat Boone

Song Performer

Mike Boudreau

Props Assistant

Bart Braddish

Electrician

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Gary Bruce

Song

Otis Bryant

Driver

Charles R Bunn

Assistant Editor

T-bone Burnett

Song

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Daniella Capretta

Music Producer

Nancy Ceo

Set Costumer

Rachel Chabries

Other

John Chandler

Foley Editor

Jolene Cherry

Music Producer

Jim Chizmar

Grip

Roger Clyne

Song

Michael Coady

Transportation Captain

John Collins

Assistant Camera Operator

Nancy Cone

Costumes

Eddie Conna

Stunt Coordinator

Ryan Cooke

Assistant Production Coordinator

Luann Coombs

Special Thanks To

Charles Couch

Caterer

Tangi Crawford

Costume Supervisor

Garland Crew

Special Thanks To

Paul Curtis

Dialogue Editor

Catherine Cusimano

Apprentice

Paul Daley

Gaffer

Hal David

Song

Craig Davis

Animal Wrangler

Annique Decaestecker

Assistant

Paul Deely

Grip

Glen Deitell

Assistant Camera Operator

Patrick Dillett

Music

David Dobkin

Music Producer

David Dobkin

Screenplay

Chris Dorr

Coproducer

Oliver Drake

Song

Michelle Dreier

Assistant Location Manager

Guy East

Executive Producer

Robert Eber

Sound Mixer

Arthur Edwards

Song

Colin Edwards

Key Grip

Eric Alan Edwards

Director Of Photography

Jon Ein

Producer

Timothy Erwin

Transportation Coordinator

Sara Evans

Song Performer

Marc Ferrari

Song

Denny Ficklin

Grip

Marc Fishman

Sound Editor

Elisabeth Flaum

Sound Effects Editor

Wilbur Fowler

Special Thanks To

Sarah Foxe

Location Casting

Betsy Fuhr

Post-Production Accountant

Andy Funk

Special Thanks To

Jorge Gallegos

Producer

Fred Galliano

Caterer

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording

Mike Garrigan

Song

Alby Garza

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Getzinger

Script Supervisor

Timothy Gibbons

Assistant Camera

Don Gibson

Song Performer

Wally Gold

Song

Laura Goldsmith

Costume Designer

Juan Gonzales

Driver

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Bob Gorelick

Steadicam Operator

Joel Gray

Accountant

Don Great

Song

Mark Green

Grip

Quincy Gunderson

Assistant Editor

David Hammett

Electrician

Paul Hampton

Song

Chris Hansen

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Kara Harshbarger

Location Casting

Matthew L. Healy

Screenplay

Peter Helms

Driver

Michael Hennessey

Assistant Director

David Hill

Song

Randi Hiller

Casting

Michelle Hoffman

Craft Service

Albert Holliday

Driver

Julie Horton

Swing Gang

Michael Horwitz

Driver

Clark Hunter

Production Designer

Walter Hyatt

Song

Rob Hyland

Assistant Director

James Intveld

Song

James Intveld

Song Performer

Carl Jackson

Song Performer

Mike Johnson

Special Thanks To

Sandy Johnson

Special Thanks To

Dennis Jorgenson

Driver

Tonio K

Song Performer

Tonio K

Song

Edwin Kashiba

Assistant

John Katovsich

Music Coordinator

John Keller

Song

Audrey Kelly

Coproducer

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Recordist

Adam Kerbs

Security

Traci Kirshbaum

Set Decorator

Ann Kline

Music Coordinator

Pam Knudsen

Special Thanks To

Ursel Knudsen

Special Thanks To

Mitchelle Kuznetsky

Music Supervisor

Andrew Langton

Location Scout

Krista Larson

Production Auditor

Mark Laskowski

Assistant Camera Operator

Marissa Lee

Office Assistant

Michel Legrand

Song

Michel Legrand

Song Performer

Lisa J Levine

Adr Supervisor

Sean Lewis

Other

Brian Liberman

Best Boy Grip

William Loose

Song Performer

William Loose

Song

Lyle Lovett

Song Performer

John Lurie

Music

William Macpherson

Driver

Raul Maio

Song

Sean Martin

Electrician

John Mcdonald

Adr

Clea Mcfadden

Special Thanks To

Chuck Mead

Song

Tyler Meason

Grip

Timothy B Merrill

Set Production Assistant

Lori L Mertz

Production Coordinator

Jill Meyers

Music

Rhett Miller

Song

Andrew Mitchell

Assistant Camera Operator

Terry Mitchell

Electrician

Gina Monaci

Makeup

Mark Emery Moore

Steadicam Operator

Julie Morgan

Driver

Carrie Morrow

Coproducer

Greg Mull

Driver

Mary Alice Mullin

Office Assistant

Paul Naffah

Song

Loren G Nebecker

Other

Fred Neil

Song

Nicholas Neino

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbara Nethercott

Special Thanks To

Stacie Nield

Location Assistant

Claudia Nostrom

Craft Service

Pat Notaro

Assistant Camera Operator

Andrew Novetzke

Grip

Richard Olson

Set Production Assistant

Antonio Onate

Driver

Rick Page

Assistant Camera Operator

Steve Pate

Driver

Steven Pehl

Best Boy Grip

Juan Peralta

Rerecording Assistant

Tony Peralta

Other

Rafael Peregrina

Grip

Richard Perez

Electrician

Robert Perkins

Boom Operator

Tommy Perrigo

Other

Ethan Philips

Gaffer

Michael Pizzuto

Key Grip

Cate Praggastis

Casting Director

Elvis Presley

Song Performer

John Ptak

Special Thanks To

Simon P Quinn

Assistant Director

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor

Dick Ramsdell

Special Thanks To

Michael Reeder

Special Thanks To

Debbie Reinberg

Music

Heimo Ritzinger

Assistant Camera Operator

Brian Robbins

Special Effects

Colin Rogers

Adr

Hilarie Roope

Associate Producer

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Sean Rowe

Foley Artist

Steve Ruffino

Dolly Grip

Richard Rutkowski

Camera Operator

Richard Rutkowski

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Rutkowski

Director Of Photography

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
GRAMERCY PICTURES/POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT
Location
Brigham City, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 25, 1998

Expanded Release in United States October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999

Feature directorial debut for music video/TV commercial director David Dobkin.

Began shooting April 21, 1997.

Completed shooting May 31, 1997.

The soundtrack to "Clay Pigeons" was released by Cherry Entertainment/Universal Records on September 22, 1998.

Released in United States Fall September 25, 1998

Expanded Release in United States October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999