Big Top Pee-wee Poster

Release Date: 1988

PG|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Playful Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) operates a fantastical farm with talking animals and hot-dog trees. One day, after a giant tornado hits, Pee-wee finds a circus has landed in his yard. He befriends the manager, Mace Montana (Kris Kristofferson), and develops a crush on a trapeze performer (Valeria Golino), even though he already has a fiancée (Penelope Ann Miller). Pee-wee tries to excite the town about the new circus, but most of the residents want it gone and harass Pee-wee because of it.

Cast: Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino, Penelope Ann Miller, Susan Tyrrell, Albert Henderson, Kevin Peter Hall, Kenneth Tobey

Director: Randal Kleiser

Genres: Comedy, Family

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Love triangle, Police station, Endearing, Lighthearted, Forbidden love, Amusing, 1980s