Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Paul Reubens Tribute Film!
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.
USA, 1985, 91 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Tim Burton
"Adventure is a well-produced showcase that sets [Pee-Wee Herman] firmly in line with classic clowns from Chaplin through Jerry Lewis."- Steve Warren, BAY AREA REPORTER
"The filmmakers create a zany and surreal world for Pee-wee yet it all seems perfectly natural and credible. Plus, it's all infused with a subdued yet rampant silliness that's enchanting."- Beth Accomando, KPBS.ORG
"The movie gets weirder and more divorced from anything resembling reality the longer it runs but thaT is part of its charm."- James Berardinelli, REELVIEWS
"It might start off silly, but by the end, it's skewered tons of film cliches, offered our first glimpse at Tim Burton's cinematic vision, and, most crucially, made you laugh more times than you can count."- Will Harris, BULLZ-EYE.COM