Lean on Pete (2017)

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Synopsis

Introverted 15-year-old Charley Thompson lives in poverty with his father in the Pacific Northwest. Having been left by his mother as a child, Charley longingly remembers his aunt, who fell out with her brother. Unable to count on his father for financial support, Charley takes a part-time job assisting horse trainer Del. The pair tour the local low-stakes race circuit, with Charley forming a tentative friendship with world-weary jockey Bonnie, and a much closer attachment to an ageing horse named Lean on Pete. When Charley learns that Pete is bound for slaughter, he embarks on a journey across Northwestern America with Pete in search of his estranged aunt, but along the way Charley suffers a string of major setbacks.

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