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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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Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz (as Mike Schwartz)

Writers:

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz (as Mike Schwartz)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shia LaBeouf ... Tyler
Dakota Johnson ... Eleanor
Zack Gottsagen ... Zak
John Hawkes ... Duncan
Thomas Haden Church ... Clint / The Salt Water Redneck
Bruce Dern ... Carl
Jon Bernthal ... Mark
Yelawolf ... Ratboy
Jake Roberts ... Sam
Mick Foley ... Jacob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raquel Aurora ... Audience Member
Michael Berthold ... Billy
Deja Dee ... Janice
Wayne Dehart Wayne Dehart ... Blind Jasper John
Karen B. Greer ... Bar Patron
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,793, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$19,864,511

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,901,368
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Zak, Tyler, and Eleanor jump off the oil rig in the rope, the respective actors were the ones who swung on the rope; no stunt doubles were used. 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

Blind Jasper John: [from trailer] There are sheep in this world and there are wolves in this world. And I know that you two boys are just two weary travelers who have lost your way. So, we are going to clean you up right with a baptism.
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Sleeping on the Blacktop
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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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