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

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It became a sleeper hit, becoming the highest grossing independent film of 2019. See more »

Goofs

When Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) is in the convenience store the store clerk pulls a half full jug of moonshine from under the counter and takes a drink. He then hands the jug to Tyler and suddenly the jug is nearly full. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: You got a good-guy heart. You can't do shit about it, that's just who you are. You're a hero.
Zak: I can't be a hero because I am a Down's syndrome.
Tyler: What's that got to do with your heart?
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Beyond a Dream
Written by Dan Auerbach (as Daniel Auerbach), Leigh Gibson, Eric Gibson, Bobby Wood
Performed by The Gibson Brothers
Courtesy of Easy Eye Sound
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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:

The Peanut Butter Falcon See more »

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:

$133,031,473
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2.39 : 1
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