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A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their ... See full summary »

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A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded by the villainous Stiles, his first urge is for his family to flee the danger, and give up their life on a farm which Daniel has come to despise anyway. Going alone to a lake to try to decide what to do, he falls asleep on a boat and wakes to find himself in the wild west, in the company of such "tall tale" legends as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane. Together, they battle the same villains Daniel is facing in his "real" world, ending with a heroic confrontation in which the boy stands up to Stiles and his henchmen, and rallies his neighbors to fight back against land grabbers who want to destroy their town. Written by Sean Parlaman <seanpar@efn.org>

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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,247,627 (USA)
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Babe the Blue Ox is referred to with feminine terms. This is wrong. Babe is not a female. He can't be, because an ox is a neutered male bovine. See more »

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Pecos Bill: I ought to plug you two right now, but I make it a rule never to kill a man on Sunday.
Zeb: Today's Wednesday.
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Very Great! I Enjoyed Seeing This Movie!
1 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in fifth grade when me and my class were really into talking about all of the heroes of those tall tales, such as the ones included in this movie, and then our teacher told us that we were going to be watching this movie. And when I saw this movie, I was really enthusiastic about it! This movie is wonderful, I was enjoying it all the way through! This movie is extremely great! I could just watch it over and over again, it is fabulous! I really recommend that you see this movie, it is really great! I enjoyed this marvel all the way through, though not the greatest movie in the world, it is certainly one of my favorite movies. This movie is very marvelous all the way through, from the opening scene to the closing credits, it is just so lovely. You gotta see it!

Jeremiah S. Chechik really did a totally remarkable job at directing this movie, because the directing, the actors, the acting, the cinematography, and everything in this film is totally marvelous. You can go ahead and think that I am going a little too far by saying that this movie is the greatest ever made, but I do not think that this is the greatest movie I have ever seen, it is one of my favorites, but it is not the greatest movie that I have ever seen in my whole life. I just plain love this movie!

I extremely, totally, absolutely, and most positively recommend that you see this marvel, because you will really love this!

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