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Tall Tale (1995)

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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(as Jeremiah Chechik)

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(as Steven L. Bloom),
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Sarah Hackett (as Moira Harris)
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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. Written by Sean Parlaman <seanpar@efn.org>

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A journey into a world where legends come to life. Dreams come true. And every boy is a hero. See more »


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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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Nick Stahl and Moira Sinise (son and mother) went on to star together in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). See more »

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Near the begining of the movie Pecos Bill shoots off two varmints "trigger fingers" before they can shoot Daniel and you can see that they are gone. But when they put their arms and hands up they still have their trigger fingers. See more »

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[on seeing a beautiful swarm of butterflies]
Pecos Bill: Kind of makes it all worthwhile, don't you think?
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Wild West Wizard of Oz
25 April 2003 | by (iowa city, iowa) – See all my reviews

Disney has retold (again) the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this time with a male protagonist, Paul Bunyan as the Cowardly Lion, John Henry as the Tin Woodman, and Pecos Bill as the Scarecrow. I saw this movie for the first time today with my 8-year-old son, and as cheesy as this sounds, I know we will both remember this day forever. If you aren't the father of a small boy, take a hike. You don't have a clue. But if you are the father of a small boy, go to the public library's children's room and get this movie pronto. And if, like me, you're an old movie propman, get ready to enjoy some of the nicest set dressing and model work you've seen for a long, long time. I wish I had that train on my resume.


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