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Lean on Pete (2017)

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A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charley
... Lynn
... Ray
... Del
Jason Beem ... Track Announcer
Tolo Tuttele ... Lynn's Husband
... Cop 1
Connor Brenes ... Cop 2
... Nurse
... Bonnie
Dennis Fitzpatrick ... Old Timer
... Portland Downs Security Guard
... Ruby
... Mitch
... Dallas
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The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.

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You Can't Get Anywhere On Your Own

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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6 April 2018 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$46,975, 8 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,124,544, 21 May 2018
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There is an actual race horse called Lean On Pete, registered in Ireland. See more »

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Very heavy story
25 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Athough the title of the movie gives us something soft and nice, be ready to deal with the cruelty of the real life. It is really a nice story, but for someone more than heavy for his/her expectations. Director Andrew Haigh showed us mainly how looks life of American underclass, what isn't what we can see in some profitable and big budget movies. The young actor, Charlie Plummer, gives us the picture of a good acting and what to say more than that he is the best of all other members in that cast. A natural gift to be a good actor.


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