Clay Pigeons Poster

Release Date: September 25th, 1998

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 1999

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In a small Montana town, Clay Bidwell (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself increasingly surrounded by dead bodies, making him the chief suspect of an FBI murder investigation. First, his best friend kills himself during a hunting trip after discovering Clay is having an affair with his wife, Amanda (Georgina Cates). A remorseful Clay starts dating waitress Gloria (Nikki Arlyn), who is killed by the vengeful Amanda. Meanwhile, Clay becomes friends with serial killer Lester Long (Vince Vaughn).

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Georgina Cates, Phil Morris, Scott Wilson, Vince Vieluf, Nikki Arlyn

Director: David Dobkin

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • It's got unpredictable plot twists and unexpected laughs coming out of dark corners. The sharp-edged film also looks terrific. show more

  • The movie seems so convinced of its own entertainment value that it has neglected to factor in the elements that make a comedic thriller more than just a facile exercise -- i.e., suspense, tension, heart. Being amused by plot turns is not the same as caring, and Clay Pigeons never inspires you to grab your armrest or catch your breath. [25 Sept 1998]

  • Within Clay Pigeons is a smaller story that might have involved us more, but it's buried by overkill. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
moviefone newsletter
Want more? Signup for our newsletter to get movie and TV show news, exclusive content, the latest trailers, giveaways and much more
By signing up I accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy