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The Peanut Butter Falcon

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.

"Go in expecting the best and you'll come out smiling."

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"A beautiful story about human connection, heroes, and finding the joy of simply living your truth."

Yolanda Machado, TheWrap

"The Peanut Butter Falcon is a wonderful piece of art."

Stephen Rodrick, Globe and Mail