What Happens When You Misuse The Peanut Butter Solution?
Bald is beautiful...unless you are a young boy who suffers a bad fright and has all of his hair suddenly fall out. That is the story in The Peanut Butter Solution, a rare movie from 1985,
What follows the loss of his hair is both touching and humourous. It really is a serious problem when he loses his hair but he does not quite follow the recipe that he receives for curing baldness and adds too much peanut butter...bald might have been bad but once that hair started to grow...look out! What follows is a hairy mess and, as the cover says, "a hair-raising family adventure" that will make you laugh out loud.
On this page, find more information and reviews of The Peanut Butter Solution as well as sources for buying your own copy of the movie. And, just in case you want to try it out, you can find a Peanut Butter Solution (for baldness) recipe here.
The Peanut Butter Solution Storyline
"Michael is an 11-year old who investigates a supposedly haunted house that has recently burned down. What he sees scares him so badly that he faints, and on top of that, two days later all of his hair falls out. A couple of ghosts give him a magic recipe to make his hair grow back, but Michael puts too much of one of the ingredients - peanut butter - in the concoction and astonishing results occur!"
Fast Facts About The Peanut Butter Solution
ACTORS: Mathew Mackay, Siluck Saysanasy, Alison Darcy, Michael Hogan, Michel Maillot
DIRECTOR: Michael Rubbo
WRITERS: Michael Rubbo, Andre Pelletier, Louise Pelletier, Vojtech Jasn
PRODUCERS: Jim Kaufman, Nicole Robert, Rock Demers
RATED: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
STUDIO: Anchor Bay
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1985
VHS RELEASE DATE: July 28, 1994
RUN TIME: 94 minutes
MUSIC: Celine Dion performs two songs in English in this movie. They represent her first English recordings.
BLU-RAY DVD COMBO RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2017
Reviews of The Peanut Butter Solution
It is a movie that people remember vaguely and leave comments online like: I can't believe this was actually a real movie!, "I thought this movie was just a dream..." and, "Wow. It was actually real."
People have spent years trying to figure out what this weird movie was that they remember watching as a child. A movie in which a boy lost his hair and used something to grow it back. When they finally figure out that it was this movie, they feel better. One writer said, "There should be a society called The Peanut Butter Solution Viewers Anonymous... for those who saw this movie who were haunted by it and told that it doesn't exist".
Canuxploitation said, "The Peanut Butter Solution has proven it has just enough of an eccentric Dr. Seuss touch to permanently wedge itself in the memories of young viewers. Watching it again today, the film holds up generally well, despite some dated special effects."
Have you seen The Peanut Butter Solution? Are you a fan of 1980s movies? Is there a movie that you remember from the past that is haunting you?
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MORE RARE MOVIES:
Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1951)
The Cheaters (1945)
The Great American Cowboy (1973)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Author's Note: Previously published elsewhere.