Lean on Pete

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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds... read more
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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Original Release

02/01/2018

US Release

04/06/2018

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Cast

Chloe Sevigny Bonnie
Steve Buscemi Del / Del Montgomery
Travis Fimmel Ray / Ray Thompson
Charlie Plummer Charley / Charley Thompson
Steve Zahn Silver
Amy Seimetz Lynn
Frank Gallegos Santiago
Rachael Perrell Fosket Martha
Justin Rain Mike
Lewis Pullman Dallas
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Andrew Haigh

Writers

Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin

Cast

Chloe Sevigny Bonnie
Steve Buscemi Del / Del Montgomery
Travis Fimmel Ray / Ray Thompson
Charlie Plummer Charley / Charley Thompson
Steve Zahn Silver
Amy Seimetz Lynn
Frank Gallegos Santiago
Rachael Perrell Fosket Martha
Justin Rain Mike
Lewis Pullman Dallas
Bob Olin Mr Kendall / Mr. Kendall
Julia Prud'homme Ruby
Francisco Diego Garcia Bob
Paul Avallone Cowboy at Party
Joseph Bertot Warehouse Man / Warehouse Manager
Mike Brakefield Racetrack Bettor
Evan Franulovich Desert Officer 2
Chris Ihlenfeldt Race Spectator
P.E. Ingraham Race Spectator
Craig Kennedy Horse Trainer

Producers

Darren M. Demetre Executive Producer
Sam Lavender Executive Producer
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Vincent Gadelle Executive Producer
Daniel Battsek Executive Producer
David Kosse Executive Producer
Ben Roberts Executive Producer
Tristan Goligher Producer
Aimee Lynn Barneburg Producer

Editors

Jonathan Alberts

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