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PG| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.

Cast: Paul Reubens , Elizabeth Daily , Mark Holton , Diane Salinger , Tony Bill , Cassandra Peterson , James Brolin , Morgan Fairchild

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Release Date: July 25th, 1985|1 hr. 30 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • I'm completely unsure what else Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is about. I can tell you that 70 percent of moviegoers in their 20s and 30s will likely find this crazy production to be a barrel of fun, and frequently a barrel of laughs. A certain intelligence peeks through it all. [9 Aug 1985, p.68] show more

  • The movie has the cartoonish realism of a Muppet movie. However, Mr. Herman is no Kermit the Frog, although he made me feel like Oscar the Grouch. [13 Aug 1985, p.1] show more

  • Inspired lunacy, Pee-wee's big adventure is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style. show more

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  • July 16, 2008 Bigantac8
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    A cult classic, full of quirky humor plus a dance scene for the ages. :o

  • July 11, 2008 Timbiwa
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    A classic. For those who appreciate the " Suitably ridiculous".

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