Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete

Andrew Haigh

  • Director: Andrew Haigh
    Starring: Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
    Release Date: Fri 04 May 2018
  • 15A
  • 126


From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both 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 Quarterhorse named Lean On Pete.