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The Peanut Butter Falcon
At loose ends since the death of his brother, Tyler (LaBeouf) has resorted to stealing the catch of other crab fishermen to survive. At the same time, Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, dreams of life as a professional wrestler. They both soon find themselves on the lam, as Tyler is pursued by a pair of angry fisherman (John Hawkes and Yelawolf), while Zak busts out of his care facility and hightails it from North Carolina toward Florida to find the professional wrestling school of his hero, the Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).
With no money and no map, Zak’s plans soon come to a screeching halt, just like Tyler’s battered fishing boat. A chance meeting sets the pair on a path that introduces them to a world they never dreamed existed. Along with Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a conscientious aide from Zak’s residence who comes to retrieve him, they set sail for a once-in-a-lifetime journey on a makeshift raft through an unfamiliar and extraordinary landscape. Filmed in and around Savannah, Georgia, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a joyous and uplifting folk story that celebrates the friendship of three unexpectedly kindred spirits.
Director Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Producer Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Christopher Lemole, Tim Zajaros, Lije Sarki, David Thies
Writer Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Editor Nat Fuller, Kevin Tent
Cinematographer Nigel Bluck
Music Zachary Dawes
Cast Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Yelawolf, Thomas Haden Church
Print Source Roadside Attractions