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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Gottsagen ... Zak (as Zachary Gottsagen)
Dakota Johnson ... Eleanor
Bruce Dern ... Carl
Shia LaBeouf ... Tyler
Thomas Haden Church ... Salt Water Redneck
Jon Bernthal ... Mark
Rob Thomas Rob Thomas ... Winkie
Tim Zajaros ... Orderly
John Hawkes ... Duncan
Yelawolf ... Ratboy
Deja Dee ... Janice
Lee Spencer ... Glen
Mark Helms ... Trucker
Michael Berthold ... Billy
Bruce Henderson Bruce Henderson ... Convenience Store Clerk
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Peanut Butter Falcon See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,793, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$20,449,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,771,017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Zack Gottsagen ad-libbed the answer "Party" when he was asked for the first time by Tyler what rule number one is. 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

Carl: Friends are the family you choose.
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My Heart Keeps Singing
/ Baptism
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Utterly Endearing
6 September 2019 | by gigitvilleSee all my reviews

I didn't have many expectations for this movie, the trailer mainly just made it seem like something original, which is always a plus nowadays. But this movie was heartwarming, funny, and certainly original. The chemistry between Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen felt very genuine and natural, not to mention likable.

The first half of the film was mainly a road movie with Shia LeBeouf and Zack Gottsagen's characters, and it was enjoyable and funny as all get out. There were some moments of character development and flashbacks that were very tastefully done that utilized subtlety to show Shia LeBeouf character's background. And Zack Gottsagen's character felt very natural and likeable, with layers to his performance and connection with wrestling that showed a lot of characterization.

Not to mention, the cinematography and music was very captivating and gave the film some subtle and charming personality. The only real issue I had with it was that the pacing lagged a bit about ¾ of the way through. But it quickly found its way again and became pretty unpredictable as to where the story was going. Overall, this movie was so enjoyable, heartwarming and it was a great character movie and road movie that truly felt like a breath of fresh air.


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