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The Peanut Butter Falcon



A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak's return, to join them on their journey.



Critical Notes


"A feel-good niche indie with its priorities in the right place." - Peter Debruge, Variety



Film Information

Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Cast:: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 93 minutes 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: levelFILM
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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