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Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure
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Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens

Pee-wee Herman
Mark Holton

Mark Holton

Francis Buxton
Judd Omen

Judd Omen

Mickey
Irving Hellman

Irving Hellman

Mr. Crowtray
Damon Martin

Damon Martin

Chip


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Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

(written by)
Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens

(written by)


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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Trailer

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A total riot! Brilliant!

6 years, 4 months ago at Apr 26 8:46
3 votes
"I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!"

Pee-wee's Big Adventure is Tim Burton's first feature length movie...and it is FANTASTIC!

From start to finish the film is a total riot. There are stacks of visual gags that had me in stitches, and a great script that also had me in stitches for every secon... read more

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3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 6 10:27
3 votes
"Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" is completely ridiculous, but...completely awesome. It had been many years since I last watched this, but I once again thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul Reubens is a comic genius, paired with Tim Burton, Phil Hartman, and Danny Elfman, I don't know how anyone couldn't enjoy it, and get a few laughs out of it. I am very much looking forward to the new Pee-Wee movie that's on ... read more

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1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 15 23:18
3 votes
Ok.... I did really really enjoy this movie for some reason. It's funny, it's a complete family movie. So it must not be taken to seriously. Otherwise YOU will spoil it.
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Eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the big adventure of his life across the US mainland, as he sets out to find his beloved bike, when it is stolen in broad daylight.
Release date: 9 August 1985
UPC: 085391715627
Adventure (25), Comedy (24), Tim Burton (20), 1985 (16), Family (9), Alamo (7), 1980s (6), Dancing (5), Man Child (5), Road Movie (5), Texas (4), Hitchhiker (4), Cycling (4), Bicycle (4), (4), Cross Dressing (3), Truck Driver (3), Basement (3), Waitress (3), Escaped Convict (3)
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" Watched April 18th - Library DVD - 1st Viewing "There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, things you wouldn't understand, things you couldn't understand, things you shouldn't understand." - Pee-wee Herman As Monty Python would say - and now for something completely different - I followed up the no holds barred debauchery of The Wolf of Wall Street with the exuberant innocence of Pee Wee's Big Adventure - talk about whiplash - I wasn't a big fan of Pee Wee Herman in the 8"


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