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The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

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Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Mackay ...
Siluck Saysanasy ...
Conrad (Connie) (as Siluk Saysanasy)
Alison Darcy ...
Suzie (as Alison Podbrey)
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Billy
Michel Maillot ...
Sergio (The Signor)
Helen Hughes ...
Mary
Griffith Brewer ...
Tom
Harry Hill ...
Dr. Epstein
Edgar Fruitier ...
Arthur (The Rabbit)
Pat Thompson ...
Miss Prume
Terrence Labrosse ...
Mr. Gingras
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Owner, art supply
Nick Manekas ...
Nickie
Patrick St-Pierre ...
Little William (as Patrick Saint-Pierre)
Jeremy Spry ...
Jeremy
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Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back, but too much peanut butter causes things to get a bit hairy. Written by Josh Brown (and the BBV crew)

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A hair-raising comedy aventure

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6 December 1985 (Canada)  »

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Contes pour tous #2  »

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CAD 2,270,000 (estimated)
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Features the first English-language songs performed by Celine Dion (Listen to the Magic Man and Michael's Song). See more »

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Principal: I found out that you've been kicked out of two schools, that you've faked famous paintings, and that you've changed your name and appearance four times. AND you claim to be Rembrandt's great-great-great-great grandson.
Sergio: I am a great teacher. I am a great artist. I am a great-great-great-GREAT GRANDSON! Paris, Milano, Veroncia!
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Performed by Céline Dion
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really got into my psyche
5 October 2004 | by (VA, USA) – See all my reviews

Watched this several times as a kid. My babysitter had it on VHS. I was fascinated by it and it really got into my psyche. It's dreamlike, weaving seemingly unrelated elements into a story with almost free-association. There's peanut butter mixed with flies and other gross stuff, super fast-growing hair, paintings that come to life, a sugar trail being washed away, and other random images. I wonder if this movie was actually inspired by a dream, or by someone picking random words out of a dictionary maybe?

Anyway, I loved it and longed to be able to paint a picture that I could walk into. The plot is unique and imaginative. I was too young when I watched this to pay attention to dialogue or acting - they're probably not great. The imagery is amazing, though. I don't remember the story being especially scary, but it was disturbing. I believe the boy who is the victim of all this was in a coma and also kidnapped. I just wonder if I watched this movie now whether it would still seem as magical to me, or would I be disappointed?


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