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Year: 2017

Original Title: Lean on Pete

Country: UK

Length: 121 minutes

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Studios: The Bureau

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 04 2018

United States: March 30 2018


Ranking: 4,044 out of 14,669 movies (up 2690)


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Adaptation of the novel by Willy Vlautin. English film what 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 home and his 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



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."