Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • The cartoonish and childish character Pee Wee Herman goes on a big adventure for the first time ever when his beloved shiny new bicycle is stolen by his nemesis Francis Buxton, a fellow man-child and neighborhood rich "kid." 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.

    - Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}
  • The love of Pee-wee Herman's life is his bicycle. When it is stolen, he is send on a wild cross country adventure after a fortune teller tells him his bicycle is in the basement of the Alamo. Along the way, Pee-wee encounters an escaped convict, a waitress with wanderlust and a jealous boyfriend, and a mysterious female truck driver.

    - Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>
  • Pee-wee's bicycle, a material object he desires above all human relationships, is stolen. The journey he is forced to make exposes him to the land that suburbia forgot, a mythical working-class America filled with truck stops, waitresses and runaway convicts. This is Tim Burton's remake of Vittorio De Sica's Italian neo-realist classic, The Bicycle Thief. middle class in America.

    - Written by Steve Akers <sakers@mail.utexas.edu>
  • Pee-wee Herman, a man who is handicapped by natural immaturity has a happy go lucky life, his house is full of toys and gadgets and has a dog named "Speck". He also has a bicycle which he loves likes its his own child. However, his enemy Francis Buxton, who is also naturally immature and rich covets Pee-wee's bike, then as Pee-wee was shopping for more toys and things for his house, he noticed that his bike was gone, he immediately blames this on Francis as he believes that Francis has stolen it, but Francis claims that he has nothing to do with it. This is when tries to search for it, then he was told by a fortune teller, that it is in the Alamo, which is in San Antonio, Texas. Pee-wee is determined to find his bike.

    - Written by John Wiggins
  • When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

    - Written by Daniel Williamson and Brian McInnis


Pee-Wee Herman wakes from a dream in which he and his prized bicycle have won the Tour de France. After having breakfast...

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