R | | Adventure, Drama
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
A man on the bus toward the end of the film can be seen reading The Motel Life (2012), the first book (and first book to be adapted into a film) by author Willy Vlautin, who also wrote the novel on which Lean on Pete is based.
You know, I was a cook for two years once I dropped out of school.
Charley: Yeah, I know.
Ray: It's no way to live, though. Getting up at four every morning. Getting hit by grease all day. People complaining, orders backing up. It's no way to live.
Charley: Yeah, but you ...
Modern flat screen televisions are shown in at least 2 scenes, yet the film seems to be set in the 1990s, with old cell phones, pay phone, information operators, and older vehicles.
€40,479 (Italy) (8 April 2018)
$1,163,056 (USA) (14 June 2018)