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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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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:

$13,657,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,688,672
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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Tyler: What's rule number one?
Zak: Party.
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A sweet film!

We finally got The Peanut Butter Falcon playing in my town so naturally I was first in line to see it. After hearing all the hype from this film it's safe to say I was ecstatic to see it. After the film ended I had a great time, but I felt it was a bit overhyped.

First of all the pros of this film, Shia LeBeouff and Dakota Johnson give a great performance with a fun story that kept a smile on my face throughout the film. I also felt the film looked fantastic. The cinematography was gritty, real and did a great job of capturing the swampy area of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

As for cons I felt that there were some scenes that didn't really work for me. They seemed a little pretentious or out of left field. And I don't know if I really buy the ending of the film. It seemed a little far fetched for my tastes.

However, I love this film. Looking at it from a critics standpoint it has some issues, but looking at it from a movie viewer it's a great time! I plan to watch this again as soon as it comes out. If this film is playing in your town go check it out!


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