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Lean On Pete

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Lean On Pete

Saturday 20 July 8.30pm Channel 039

15 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 seasoned 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 a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years.  Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. Nominated for the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at Venice Film Festival 2017. Starring Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi & ChloĆ« Sevigny.