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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

One of Bruce Dern's earliest roles was in Marnie (1964), opposite Dakota Johnson's grandmother, Tippi Hedren. He also appeared in Mulholland Falls (1996) with Johnson's mother Melanie Griffith and in Django Unchained (2012) with Johnson's father Don Johnson. 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: While you've been doing paperwork we've been doing something called living, ain't that right, bud?
Zak: Yeah.
Eleanor: Okay. Cool.
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White Dove
Written and Performed by Sleepy Sun
Courtesy of Sol Diamond Music
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I'm a jerk and this movie made me cry
11 November 2019 | by aheevidSee all my reviews

Must watch. Shia is In full form for this one. Very touching story


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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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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,793, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$20,457,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,959,755
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2.39 : 1
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