Original Title: Lean on Pete
Length: 121 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Studios: The Bureau
Suitable only for 15 years and over
United Kingdom: May 04 2018
United States: March 30 2018
Ranking: 3,811 out of 14,014 movies (up 435)
7.6 by 1 users
8.0 by Movie'n'co
8.7 by 3 media
Adaptation of the novel by Willy Vlautin.
It tells the story of Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) a 15-year-old boy who has left his mother. He moves to Portland with his father to find a better future. The young man will accept a summer job taking care of a racehorse called Lean in Pete. Once the summer and competition ends, Charley will want to save his new and inseparable friend from his fate.
Andrew Haigh ('45 years') directs the film and adapts the script of Willy Vlautin's novel.
The cast is made up of Charlie Plummer (All the money in the world, King Jack), Steve Buscemi ('Big boys', 'Armageddon'), Travis Fimmel ('Vikings', 'Warcraft: The origin'), among others.
Cast Lean on Pete
Reviews Lean on Pete
Trivia Lean on Pete
The 2010 novel followed Vlautin's previous works, The Motel Life and North line. Lean on Pete drew praise from critics in the U.S. and abroad, including a rave from Vlautin's fellow Oregon author, Cheryl Strayed, whose bestselling memoir, Wild, was also turned into a movie that filmed in Oregon.
There is an actual race horse called Lean On Pete, registered in Ireland.
Chloë Sevigny revealed that she was originally approached to play Charley's aunt, but her agent fought for her to play Bonnie because the latter character is a larger role with "more [for Sevigny] to sink her teeth into."