Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

1985 American Feature

Cast: Pee-Wee Herman, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen, Alice Nunn and Jan Hooks
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol

When his treasured bicycle is stolen, eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman is devastated — and he'll do anything to get it back. Working off a hot tip that his wheels may be stashed in the Alamo's basement, Pee-Wee sets off on a whirlwind cross-country adventure.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 67%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • Feature film debut of director Tim Burton.
  • In the cast list, Paul Reubens is credited as "Pee-Wee Herman as Himself".
  • In addition to director Tim Burton and co-writers Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol, cameo appearances in the film include Milton Berle, James Brolin, Morgan Fairchild, Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), heavy metal band Twisted Sister and former Pee-Wee Herman Show/future Pee-Wee's Playhouse cast members Lynne Marie Stewart and John Paragon.
  • Pee-Wee Herman returned to the big screen in 1988 in Big Top Pee-Wee and then again, 31 years later in 2016 on Netflix, in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.
  • Ranked #21 on Entertainment Weekly's 2003 list of "The Top 50 Cult Movies".

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