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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)

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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:

$15,043,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,074,799
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming on location in Savannah, GA, Shia LaBeouf was arrested on public drunkenness charges in the early morning hours of 7/8/17. 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

Zak: Tyler, I am going to give you all of my wishes for my birthday.
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" friends are the family you choose"

This headline about sums up the heart of this film. I saw this twice when it premiered at sxsw, and I have to say I was really tired when I arrived in the theater; but this film had the power to raise me out of my seat as well as the rest of the audience to two standing ovations! It made me laugh, and brought tears of joy to my eyes. It is brilliantly written; then the actors bring these words to life. People ask what it is about, but I don't think it really matters because it's not an action film per se; but in my opinion a lot more happens to see the growth of these characters from lost souls to finding their inner strength and beauty through the love of others. There are so many brilliant moments of human connection and undeniable humor in this film, you completely forget you're in a theater ! When I saw that this film was going to finally be distributed in theaters, I felt compelled to write a review. Do yourself a favor, and go see this! You will not be disappointed, and you might even leave the theater happier than when you came.


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