Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Paul Reubens
Elizabeth Daily
Mark Holton
Judd Omen
Diane Salinger
Movie Details
Director Tim Burton
Producer Richard Gilbert Abramson; Robert Shapiro
Writer Phil Hartman; Paul Reubens
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 32 mins
Color Color
Former animator Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Batman, Mars Attacks!) made his feature directorial debut with this delightful comedy, coscripted by the late Phil Hartman (who also appears briefly as a reporter). Wisely, they keep the story simple so as to concentrate on the characters: Pee-wee's most prized possession, his shiny new bicycle, is stolen, and he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature ("I meant to do that!!") are hysterical, as when he tells his girlfriend (Elizabeth Daly): "There's things about me you don't know, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.... I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." Look for Saturday Night Live vet Jan Hooks in a hilarious bit as a tour guide at the Alamo. And beware of Large Marge! --Jim Emerson
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Index 276
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 085391715627
Chapters 28
Release Date 5/2/00
Subtitles French; English
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1