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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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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

While filming on location in Savannah, GA, Shia LaBeouf was arrested on public drunkenness charges in the early morning hours of 7/8/17. See more »

Goofs

Sam's cigarette in the ring is nearly ashed out completely when waiting for his opponent but is almost new again a few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: You might not be saying the word 'retard', alright, I'll give you that, but you're damn sure as making him feel retarded.
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Soundtracks

So Long to Heartache
Written by Dixie Davis & Larry Davis
Performed by Dixie Davis & Larry Davis
Courtesy of The Numero Group
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Amazing
24 August 2019 | by nomercy1999See all my reviews

As the father of a son with Down Syndrome I had high hopes and expectations for this movie. I watched all the interviews and reviews and was super excited to watch this. My wife and I went to watch it this morning, first showing and first people to purchase tickets from our local movie theatre. The movie starts and we were in awe of Zak and Tyler. They're chemistry was electric. You could tell Shia truly loved being beside and being with Gotteagen. This movie made my heart happy more than anything. I understand the movie had to tackle the dreaded "R" word and it hurt hearing the word tossed out by a child at the beginning but Zaks response was legendary and I will never forget it! It did a great job of shedding light on people with Down Syndrome and the struggles SOME go through. Unfortunately there are still people out there who don't know the joy of having a person with Down Syndrome can truly bring into they're lives. All in all an amazing movie that makes perfect sense. I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone who has any heart. Hopefully this will become a series cause I would personally love to follow this story for as long as it can go on.


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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:

$23,517,520
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2.39 : 1
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