Pee-Wee's Big Adventure


D: Tim Burton
Mainline/Aspen (Robert Shapiro)
US 1985
92 mins
W: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens & Michael Varhol
DP: Victor J. Kemper
Ed: Billy Weber
Mus: Danny Elfman
Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Elizabeth Daily (Dottie), Mark Holton (Francis Buxton), Diane Salinger (Simone), Judd Omen (Mickey Morelli)

America's favourite weirdo of the 1980's gets into a right pickle and experiences many high jinks while trying to relocate his stolen bicycle.

The main character of Pee-Wee Herman, a grown man who acts like a 6-year-old, will most likely strike anyone over the age of 10 as simply irritating and though this vehicle gave its star and director a breakthrough into cinema, it's very much a product of its time and hasn't dated well at all, especially since the lead star Paul Reubens isn't such a pleasant or likeable person in real life.


Paul Reubens in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Paul Reubens in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure