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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 23 August 2019 (USA)
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Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Gottsagen ... Zak (as Zachary Gottsagen)
Ann Owens Ann Owens ... Rosemary
Dakota Johnson ... Eleanor
Bruce Dern ... Carl
Shia LaBeouf ... Tyler
Thomas Haden Church ... Salt Water Redneck
Rob Thomas Rob Thomas ... Winkie
Jon Bernthal ... Mark
Tim Zajaros ... Orderly
John Hawkes ... Duncan
Yelawolf ... Ratboy
Jonathan D. Williams ... Craig (as Jonathan Williams)
Deja Dee ... Janice
Lee Spencer ... Glen
Mark Helms ... Trucker
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Storyline

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey. Written by Lucky Treehouse

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language throughout, some violence and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie came about because the directors met Zack Gottsagen at a camp for disabled and non-disabled people and he expressed his desire to be a movie star. So the directors wrote the script around him and Zack's hopes and dreams that bled into the script and people they knew who would allow them to film for free and without permits. See more »

Goofs

Ayden, NC is inland - not on the Outer Banks nor on the way to Florida like Tyler suggests. See more »

Quotes

Carl: Friends are the family you choose.
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Soundtracks

The Stable Song
Written by Gregory Alan Isakov
Performed by Gregory Alan Isakov with Colorado Symphony Orchestra (as the Colorado Symphony)
Courtesy of Suitcase Town Music, Inc.
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A sweet film!

We finally got The Peanut Butter Falcon playing in my town so naturally I was first in line to see it. After hearing all the hype from this film it's safe to say I was ecstatic to see it. After the film ended I had a great time, but I felt it was a bit overhyped.

First of all the pros of this film, Shia LeBeouff and Dakota Johnson give a great performance with a fun story that kept a smile on my face throughout the film. I also felt the film looked fantastic. The cinematography was gritty, real and did a great job of capturing the swampy area of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

As for cons I felt that there were some scenes that didn't really work for me. They seemed a little pretentious or out of left field. And I don't know if I really buy the ending of the film. It seemed a little far fetched for my tastes.

However, I love this film. Looking at it from a critics standpoint it has some issues, but looking at it from a movie viewer it's a great time! I plan to watch this again as soon as it comes out. If this film is playing in your town go check it out!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,793, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$20,457,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,398,963
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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