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Writers (WGA):
Paul Reubens (written by) &
George McGrath (written by)
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Release Date:
22 July 1988 (USA) See more »
Hero. Lover. Legend.
In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman is a simple farmer in a small town. But after a big storm blows their way... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)

Penelope Ann Miller ... Winnie

Kris Kristofferson ... Mace Montana

Valeria Golino ... Gina Piccolapupula

Wayne White ... Vance the Pig (voice)

Susan Tyrrell ... Midge Montana
Albert Henderson ... Mr. Ryan
Jack Murdock ... Otis
David Byrd ... Deke
Mary Jackson ... Mrs. Dill

Frances Bay ... Mrs. Haynes
Leo Gordon ... Joe the Blacksmith (as Leo V. Gordon)

Anne Seymour ... Pearl

Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff
Jay Robinson ... Cook
Eve Smith ... Bunny
Andrew Shalat ... Paolo Piccolapupula
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ... Andy

Franco Columbu ... Otto the Strongman (as Franco Columbo)

Terrence Mann ... Snowball the Clown
Vance Colvig Jr. ... Clownie

Matthias Hues ... Oscar the Liontamer

Benicio Del Toro ... Duke the Dog-Faced Boy

Kevin Peter Hall ... Big John

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Zelda the Bearded Lady
John Sherrod ... Del the Human Cannonball
Joseph Arias ... Shim the Half Man-Half Woman
Helen Infield Siff ... Ruth
Carol Infield Sender ... Dot
Bunny Summers ... Costume Woman
Kevin B. Kaplowitz ... Child - Mr. Ryan
Jeffrey R. Shaw ... Child - Otis

Dustin Diamond ... Child - Deke
Savannah Prue ... Child - Mrs. Haynes
Lisa M. Ball ... Child - Mrs. Dill
Shea Joachim ... Child - Sheriff
Marie Hawkins ... Child - Pearl
Molly Ann Carter ... School Child
Myka Peck ... School Child
Dustin Berkovitz ... School Child
Kit MacKenzie ... School Child
Jered Aspenson ... School Child
Shelly Rudolph ... Teenager
Cheryl Treibitz ... Teenager
Judy Rubenfeld ... Honey
Milton Rubenfeld ... Herman
Diane C. Valentine ... Web Girl
Gainer Johnson ... Web Girl (as Gainer C. Johnson)
Alison Logsden ... Web Girl
Patricia M. Peters ... Web Girl
Lynn Marie Polke ... Web Girl
Lita Villacana ... Web Girl
Stephanie Hodge ... Mermaid
April Tatro ... Human Pretzel
Carla Drake ... Fire Eater
Joe Gibb ... Roustabout Clown
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Randal Kleiser ... Popcorn Vendor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Randal Kleiser 
Writing credits
Paul Reubens (written by) &
George McGrath (written by)

Produced by
Richard Gilbert Abramson .... executive producer
Debra Hill .... producer
William E. McEuen .... executive producer
Paul Reubens .... producer
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
Production Design by
Stephen Marsh 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel  (as Beala B. Neel)
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
Costume Design by
Robert Turturice 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Production Management
Kurt Neumann .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Crocitto .... second second assistant director
Linda Montanti .... second assistant director
Roger Joseph Pugliese .... first assistant director
Art Department
Oscar Delgadillo .... lead man
Edward Eyth .... production artist
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction foreman
Craig Talmy .... sculptor
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... sound editor
Julia Evershade .... sound editor
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound editor
Ronald Jacobs .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Jacobs)
Trevor Jolly .... sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... adr artist
F. Hudson Miller .... sound effects editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound effects editor
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Yarek Alfer .... sculptor
Dale Brady .... puppet fabrication
Thaine Morris .... special effects foreperson
Matt Sweeney .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Wayne Baker .... visual effects (as Wayne D. Baker)
Mike Chambers .... visual effects coordinator
Richard Edlund .... visual effects
Neil Krepela .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Platt .... electronics
Chris Regan .... optical supervisor
Howard Stein .... visual effects editor
Michael Van Himbergen .... visual effects coordinator: Boss Film Corp.
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Ginear Emilio Mendez .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Alex Plasschaert .... stunts
Karen Price .... stunts
Mel Ray .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
R. Michael De Chellis .... set lighting best boy
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Roy Heath .... best boy (1988)
John Koester .... camera operator (as John C. Koester)
George Kohut .... camera operator
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Alex Rodriguez .... lighting technician
Craig Talmy .... rigger
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Ames .... costumer
Jerry Herrin .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Maria Lee Silver .... assistant editor
Dianne Ryder-Rennolds .... assistant editor (as Dianne Ryder-Reynolds)
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
George Doering .... musician
William Ross .... orchestrator
John Rotondi .... scoring engineer: Y4
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Other crew
Michael Adley .... production assistant
David Bryant .... production assistant
Scott E. Chester .... assistant: Mr. Reubens
Paul Plannette .... production assistant
Chris Regan .... optical supervisor
Michael Roberts .... production accountant
Craig Talmy .... puppeteer
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant

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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Dustin Diamond's feature debut. (Young child - Deke)See more »
Continuity: When the Sheriff enters Mr. Ryan's Store to tell everyone about the Storm, Otis switches from standing next to the Sheriff and Mr. Ryan between shots.See more »
Woman in Crowd:It's Abraham Lincoln! May I have your autograph, Mr. Lincoln? I'm a big fan.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.3" (2005)See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Let the haters hate, but..., 16 April 2012
Author: Unzie The Amazing Hypno from United States

...i thought it was hilarious! Silly, stupid, outlandish, and unbelievable. Exactly what any and all of Pee-Wee's adventures should be. Sure it is no "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", but that one has been done already. We don't need the same old, same old, that's what kills most sequels. That's what kills most everything that comes out of Hollywood. "Hangover 2" anybody? "Basic Instinct 2", can I get a witness?! Or, the worst of the worst, the remakes of incredible foreign films, just because most Americans hate to read. If you are looking for a cinematic experience then rent yourself a Peter Greenaway film, but if you are looking to loose yourself in a fantastic fantasy land full of funny then look no further than "Big Top Pee-Wee".

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