Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete | Drama, Sports | Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Justin Rain, Frank Gallegos, Amy Seimetz | Hollywood Movies | English Movies

Lean on Pete
'Lean on Pete' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Lean on Pete is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress. It was released in the United States on 6 April 2018, by A24, before opening in the United Kingdom on 4 May 2018, by Curzon Artificial Eye.

The plot follows Charley, a 15-year-old living with his single father, finds casual work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When his father dies, making him likely to go into care, and he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, Charley and the racehorse embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a long lost aunt.

Cast - Charlie Plummer as Charley Thompson
          Travis Fimmel as Ray Thompson
          Chloë Sevigny as Bonnie
          Steve Buscemi as Del Montgomery
          Steve Zahn as Silver
          Amy Seimetz as Lynn
          Justin Rain as Mike
          Lewis Pullman as Dallas
          Frank Gallegos as Santiago
          Julia Prud'homme as Ruby

Release Date - 1 September 2017 (Venice)
                        4 May 2018 (United Kingdom)
                        April 6, 2018 (United States)

Genre - Drama, Sports

Directed by - Andrew Haigh

Produced by - Tristan Goligher

Screenplay by - Andrew Haigh

Based on - 'Lean on Pete'
                  by Willy Vlautin

Music by - James Edward Barker

Cinematography - Magnus Joenck

Edited by - Jonathan Alberts

Production Company - The Bureau
                                    Film4 Productions
                                    British Film Council

Distributed by - Curzon Artificial Eye

Country - United Kingdom
                United States

Language - English

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