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The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

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 »


Michael Rubbo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Mackay ... Michael
Siluck Saysanasy Siluck Saysanasy ... Conrad (Connie) (as Siluk Saysanasy)
Alison Darcy Alison Darcy ... Suzie (as Alison Podbrey)
Michael Hogan ... Billy
Michel Maillot ... Sergio (The Signor)
Helen Hughes ... Mary
Griffith Brewer Griffith Brewer ... Tom
Harry Hill ... Dr. Epstein
Edgar Fruitier ... Arthur (The Rabbit)
Pat Thompson Pat Thompson ... Miss Prume
Terrence Labrosse Terrence Labrosse ... Mr. Gingras
Doug Smith Doug Smith ... Owner / Art Supply
Nick Manekas Nick Manekas ... Nickie
Patrick St-Pierre Patrick St-Pierre ... Little William (as Patrick Saint-Pierre)
Jeremy Spry Jeremy Spry ... Jeremy


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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Official Sites:

Les Productions La Fete




French | English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Contes pour tous #2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD 2,270,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The second in the Tales for All series of children and family films produced by the company Les Productions la Fête. These films were also published as books. See more »


Student: [about Mikey's hair] Sir, it's moving!
Teacher: It's not moving; it's just too long.
Michael: It was short this morning.
Teacher: Nonsense! What kind of a dodo do you take me for? Human hair grows only half an inch a month, no more.
Michael: Not my hair, Sir.
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Referenced in Castle: Kill the Messenger (2009) See more »


Michael's Song
Performed by Céline Dion
Lyrics by Eddy Marnay
Music by Lewis Furey
Arranged by Jimmy Tanaka
Published by Les Éditions La Fête
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Ah... memories
18 May 2003 | by jimi_zeeSee all my reviews

It seems almost all the posts people have on this movie are memories of watching it as a child, and then having vague memories of bits and pieces as an adult...

I must say, I'm not much different in this matter either. All I could remember was bits and pieces of the plot line. I do remember getting nightmares from it (like most people), not that this is particularly a scary movie by today's standards, but to a child it definitely puts a psychological fear that stays with you. So I looked it up, trying every search word I could think of, (i.e. hair loss, regrowth, solution, paintbrushes) Ehh... after browsing through tons of rogain ads, I finally came across it. I managed to find a copy and watched it again.

It's actually a truly unique movie. A novel idea about a kid who loses his hair, and gets more than he wishes when he applies a magical hair-growth solution. I think perhaps it wasn't marketed correctly back in the 80's because while it seems like a childs movie, I wouldn't recommend it to young children. Maybe not just the marketing either, but the movie itself would've probably been able to stand on its own without being characterized as a child's movie. I would bet that there are probably even people today who have been scarred from watching this as a very young child...

So, if you come across it, it's worth checking out. But sensor before letting your kids see this one!

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