The Peanut Butter Falcon

Release Date: August 9th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

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 a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of 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.

Cast: Thomas Haden Church , Jon Bernthal , Dakota Johnson , John Hawkes , Bruce Dern , Shia LaBeouf , Jake Roberts , Zack Gottsagen

Director: Tyler Nilson , Mike Schwartz

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Sport

Production Co: Lucky Treehouse,Armory Films,1993,Nut Bucket Films,Tvacom Film and Tv

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    [Gottsagen's] sensibility infuses the modern-day fable with an engaging forthrightness. But the unequivocal material often sticks close to the surface, and the film built around him, for all its physical sweep, can feel constricted by obviousness. show more

  • 90
    Alan NgFilm Threat

    The Peanut Butter Falcon refuses to condescend to its star and tells a story that’s authentic to the life and experiences of adults with Down Syndrome. show more

  • 94
    Yolanda MachadoTheWrap

    The Peanut Butter Falcon is charming, enveloping, and an absolute joy. show more

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