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The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back.

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Michael Rubbo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Mackay ... Michael
Siluck Saysanasy Siluck Saysanasy ... Conrad (Connie) (as Siluk Saysanasy)
Alison Darcy Alison Darcy ... Suzie (as Alison Podbrey)
Michael Hogan ... Billy
Michel Maillot ... Sergio (The Signor)
Helen Hughes ... Mary
Griffith Brewer ... Tom
Harry Hill ... Dr. Epstein
Edgar Fruitier ... Arthur (The Rabbit)
Pat Thompson Pat Thompson ... Miss Prume
Terrence Labrosse Terrence Labrosse ... Mr. Gingras
Doug Smith Doug Smith ... Owner / Art Supply
Nick Manekas Nick Manekas ... Nickie
Patrick St-Pierre ... Little William (as Patrick Saint-Pierre)
Jeremy Spry Jeremy Spry ... Jeremy
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Storyline

Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back, but too much peanut butter causes things to get a bit hairy. Written by Josh Brown (and the BBV crew)

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A hair-raising comedy aventure


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Les Productions La Fete

Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Contes pour tous #2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,270,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Rock Demers has said when he and director Michael Rubbo began the film, their goal was to create a "gentle, frightening film." He felt the theme was "If something frightens you, find out why. In most cases you'll discover it wasn't so frightening after all." See more »

Quotes

Michael: I missed you dad.
Billy: Well I missed you too buddy.
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Connections

Referenced in Monster Pies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Michael's Song
Performed by Céline Dion
Lyrics by Eddy Marnay
Music by Lewis Furey
Arranged by Jimmy Tanaka
Published by Les Éditions La Fête
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really got into my psyche
5 October 2004 | by ThrusdaySee all my reviews

Watched this several times as a kid. My babysitter had it on VHS. I was fascinated by it and it really got into my psyche. It's dreamlike, weaving seemingly unrelated elements into a story with almost free-association. There's peanut butter mixed with flies and other gross stuff, super fast-growing hair, paintings that come to life, a sugar trail being washed away, and other random images. I wonder if this movie was actually inspired by a dream, or by someone picking random words out of a dictionary maybe?

Anyway, I loved it and longed to be able to paint a picture that I could walk into. The plot is unique and imaginative. I was too young when I watched this to pay attention to dialogue or acting - they're probably not great. The imagery is amazing, though. I don't remember the story being especially scary, but it was disturbing. I believe the boy who is the victim of all this was in a coma and also kidnapped. I just wonder if I watched this movie now whether it would still seem as magical to me, or would I be disappointed?


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