The Peanut Butter Solution (1985) A Cult-Favorite Movie

The Peanut Butter Solution (1985) A Cult Movie

Sometimes I stumble across a rare movie with a background that takes me by surprise. The Peanut Butter Solution is one of them.

As it turns out, this movie has a legion of followers...people who watched it in the 1980s and were scared and never totally able to forgot about it. However, many of them forgot the name of the movie and spent years telling their friends and family about a movie where this boy paints his bald head with peanut butter to see if his hair will grow back. They don't actually reconnect with the movie until they google "movie with boy who uses peanut butter to grow hair" or something along those lines.

Then they are surprised and delighted to find The Peanut Butter Solution and realize that they weren't making this crazy story up and that the movie actually does exist.

Unfortunately for those who remember this scary family comedy fondly, it is only available on VHS video tape. Yes, that's right no DVD and definitely no blu-ray versions are available.  If you want to own this movie, it will have to be on VHS videotape and a new one will probably be very expensive. You can find The Peanut Butter Solution on eBay here.

How about you? Have you ever heard of The Peanut Butter Solution?

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Quick Links:

The Peanut Butter Solution Movie Review (1985)
Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1951)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)


Anonymous said...

Omgg its totally like you described it. I was looking for this movie for years and couldn't find it. It got to the point where I thought I had dreamt it or something. Then one day I decided to google "movie about boy with rapid hair growth" or something along those lines and I finally was able to reunite with an old friend who I thought I had made up! I saw this movie when I was roughly around the age of 6 back in 93 or 94

cheri said...

i saw the peanut butter solution on the "big" screen last year at the restored silent movie theater on fairfax in los angeles. they specialize in amazing hard to find films. this one is a treat! i was howling with laughter and was also grateful i wan't subjected to this scary EFFED up movie as a child :) thumbs up!

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