Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. The movie follows the journey of Zak (played by Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. One day, he escapes from the nursing home where he lives and meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a troubled fisherman on the run from some dangerous people.
Together, they embark on a journey to find Zak’s hero, a wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church), and fulfill Zak’s dream of becoming a wrestler. Along the way, they face various challenges and obstacles but also form a strong bond and friendship.
The film received critical acclaim for its performances, particularly from Zack Gottsagen, who is the first person with Down syndrome to star in a major Hollywood film. The Peanut Butter Falcon was also praised for its heartwarming story and themes of friendship and following one’s dreams.