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The Peanut Butter Solution Movie Review

Updated on July 19, 2015

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, which is currently only available on VHS videotape and not on DVD.

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. And, just in case you want to try it out, you will also find a printable Peanut Butter Solution recipe, just in case you ever find yourself in the same regrettable circumstance.

Click here to buy your copy of The Peanut Butter Solution from Amazon.

"Great balls of fire!

There's not a whisker left."

The Peanut Butter Solution Video Trailer

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
  • 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.

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!"

YES! The Peanut Butter Solution Is Really a Movie!

Was The Peanut Butter Solution a figment of your imagination?

"I can't believe this was actually a real movie!" ~ A. L. Sewell

"I thought this movie was just a dream..." ~ Cortny Riblett

"Wow. It was actually real." ~ Molly Rosen

"I never thought I was crazy..." ~ Shredd

"I'm not crazy!" ~ Val

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Reviews of The Peanut Butter Solution

"For years, I have been trying to figure out the name of the creepy movie I saw when I was 9, where a boy lost his hair, put something on his head that made it grow and it grew too fast...Now I know and it feels a warm snuggly blanket. There should be a society called The Peanut Butter Solution Viewers Anonymous... for all the innocents who saw this movie in their youth, only to be haunted by it and be told by their friends and loved ones that this movie doesn't exist." ~ A Very Happy Girl

The Peanut Butter Solution Recipe

Provided here for fun but not highly recommended!

The Peanut Butter Solution Recipe
The Peanut Butter Solution Recipe


  • 1 really ripe banana
  • 5 dead flies
  • 1 rotten egg
  • 3 licorice leaves
  • A fistful of kitty litter
  • 3 Connie Crisps
  • 3 Crosbie Crackers
  • 9 spoons of soil
  • Glass of pepper's fizz
  • Spoonful of peanut butter


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and then put them on your head, being particularly careful not to add too much peanut butter. Also be cautious of getting the mixture on the rest of your body as hair will grow wherever it lands.
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Listen To The Magic Man Video by Celine Dion

One of two English songs that Celine Dion performed for The Peanut Butter Solution.

There is no Peanut Butter Solution movie soundtrack available. The movie did, however, feature two songs by Celine Dion called Listen to the Magic Man and Michael's Song. They were Celine's first English language recordings.

Once I discovered the fact that Celine Dion was the singer, I had to go back and listen to the songs again. I did not realize that I would be able to watch the Listen to the Magic Man video online.

The Peanut Butter Solution
The Peanut Butter Solution

Order Your Copy of The Peanut Butter Solution

Since there is no DVD available for The Peanut Butter Solution, you will find the price for a brand-new VHS video of The Peanut Butter Solution quite high. However, a used copy is more affordable.

Click here to buy your copy of The Peanut Butter Solution from Amazon.

Is there a Peanut Butter Solution remake on the way? There ARE totally unsubstantiated rumours involving Tim Burton. Only time will tell...

Have YOU seen The Peanut Butter Solution?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      my sister and I watched it 20+ years ago and WE loved it!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Kathy, you would have had to get out in the 1980s, LOL. How old were YOU then?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really have to get out more, I have never heard of it! LOL

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      Laura Fincannon 6 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida

      Lens rolled on my Bad Movie Night lens. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Laura Fincannon 6 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida

      Not sure how I could have missed sounds like a good candidate for my bad movie night lens.

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