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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 back.

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Michael Rubbo
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Cast

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 ... 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 ... Little William (as Patrick Saint-Pierre)
Jeremy Spry Jeremy Spry ... Jeremy
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Storyline

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Les Productions La Fete

Country:

Canada

Language:

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 »

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Budget:

CAD2,270,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Signor, The Rabbit, Dr. Epstein and the homeless man Tom are all brothers. Tom explains his childhood early in the film, "I had lots of brothers." When questioned about his brother, The Rabbit stutters, "he died, I think he died in a fire." See more »

Quotes

Sergio: [to a group of children he has kidnapped] Quiet! Or I'll put you in the net!
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Connections

References Harum Scarum (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Man
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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Childhood Memories, One Hairy Adventure.
19 August 2003 | by tunganationSee all my reviews

A lovely trip down memory lane. I saw this film when I was a child of seven, again when I was ten and snippets of this film have followed me ever since. I just finished watching the film again moments ago, the first time as an adult. Now, this film was somewhat frightening when I was seven, it does have some spooky elements, I don't recommend it for young children. I do feel however that this movie does deserve a second look by adults. The acting isn't award winning, and the special effects certainly wouldn't stand up to today's standards, however this film does have a unique premise and the dialog rarely comes off as childish, this isn't really a childs movie and I feel it was mis-marketted as one. One notable point about this film for most Canadians in their twenties and thirties will recognize several faces from other Canadian films and television from the early 1980's. This film was produced in english, the first film released by La Fete that I am aware of, to be produced in english not just dubbed over. If you enjoyed this film I also recommend watching The Dog that Stopped the War (1984) a great film put out by La Fete immediately before the Peanut Butter Solution. The Dog who Stopped the War can also be found by its original french title Guerre des tuques, La (1984).


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