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  • U
  • Adventure, Comedy
  • 1985
  • 90 mins

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

About

Before Paul Reubens was pilloried in the press for the relatively minor infraction of jerking off during a porno movie, he was one of the most popular and subversive forces in children's TV thanks to his ground-breaking series Pee-Wee's Playhouse. This delightfully inane big-screen spin-off marked the feature debut of cult film-maker Burton and was the perfect vehicle for his bizarre, scattershot mentality. What little plot there is revolves around Pee-Wee's countrywide search for his missing red bicycle, but it's really just an excuse for some truly off-the-wall humour.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Paul Reubens, Judd Omen, Elizabeth Daily, Diane Salinger, Mark Holton, Irving Hellman
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Writer: Michael Varhol, Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens
  • Producer: Richard Gilbert Abramson, Robert Shapiro
  • Photographer: Victor J Kemper

In a nutshell

It's surreal, funny, clever and disarming in equal measures.

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