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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?


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


Sergio: [to a group of children he has kidnapped] Quiet! Or I'll put you in the net!
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Referenced in Monster Pies (2013) 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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Comedy? yikes
10 May 2005 | by tblackwoSee all my reviews

I just was cleaning out our basement and came across our old betamax movie collection.

Aahh memories....

Anyways one of the movies was Peanut Butter Solution...it immediately brought back forgotten memories, but sadly, since we no longer own a beta machine, I cant watch it.

Now, I haven't seen this movie since I was a (young) kid, but one thing I do remember about this movie was that it FREAKED ME THE HELL OUT! (Along with another movie we has on Beta, ET, but thats another story)

I'm reading here its a comedy? I don't remember the complete story, except for the fact that the peanut butter stuff grew hair (sounds funny) but I don't remember laughing at all, I remember my sister loving this movie but I hated it cause it scared the hell out of me, and creeped me out big time, I really am looking forward to finding this somewhere and watching it now that I'm older....And although ET still freaks me out to the point of not being able to watch it, maybe this will be different.

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