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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Paul Reubens (written by) &
George McGrath (written by)
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Release Date:
22 July 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hero. Lover. Legend.
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
This movie is different from the first movie and trust me that is not a good thing. See more (41 total) »

Cast

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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
(WGA)
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
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.
 
Stunts
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
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Trivia:
Dustin Diamond's feature debut. (Young child - Deke)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When PeeWee and Winnie are eating lunch, some of Winnie's egg salad sandwich falls on PeeWee's face and jacket. He wipes his face on her dress, but in the next shot it's not on her dress or his jacket.See more »
Quotes:
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 Swimming with Sharks (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
TequilaSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This movie is different from the first movie and trust me that is not a good thing., 21 March 2007
Author: Aaron1375

We somehow went from a rousing cross country adventure that was the first Pee Wee movie with lots of colorful characters and some really strange situations, but overall funny to a one town movie that is strange and not in a good way. We don't get the scenery and we do not get a very good or funny movie this time. Maybe it is because Phil Hartman did not help with the script or maybe because Tim Burton did not direct, but this movie is absolutely nothing like the first film and as I said before that is not a good thing. This time we have Pee Wee on a rather boring farm, where he has a talking pig and the towns folk are a bunch of bores. Then the circus gets blown into town and that shakes things up. That is about it, besides the odd love triangle involving Pee Wee...who for some reason goes from a loner and a rebel to kind of a perv. There are a couple of chuckles to be found near the beginning of the movie, but once the circus hits it is rather tedious to watch. Like I said you go from all the wacky stuff in big adventure to one setting and one setting only. You have a few stars in this one, but they don't add to the movie, only to the misery. The ending is so stupid I could not watch it again. All in all I would say skip this movie unless you are a die hard Pee Wee fan which I am not. He was amusing in the bizarre adventure world, but he comes across as rather embarrassing and even creepy in the Big Top.

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