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Movie Info & Cast


A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (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 (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 (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak's return, to join them on their journey.


  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Dakota Johnson
  • Zack Gottsagen
  • John Hawkes
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Bruce Dern
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Yelawolf
  • Jake Roberts
  • Mick Foley

Did You Know?


  • Shia Labeouf was reportedly caught peeing in the ocean of where a scene was being filmed on set.
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  • 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.
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Atom User Reviews

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Do yourself a favour and watch this FEEL GOOD FILM.

Mary R
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Loved this movie so much!!! Great story performed by an amazing cast. Truly worth seeing.

Jennifer C


Aug 9, 2019

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

Metacritic review by Yolanda Machado
Yolanda Machado
Aug 6, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat
Mar 13, 2019

[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.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter