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Lean On Pete



Lean On Pete


Friday 17 January 8.30pm Channel 039

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, 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, and his jockey Bonnie, 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 an aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. Starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi & Chloƫ Sevigny. Based on the 2010 novel by Willy Vlautin.