7.0/10
45,002
195 user 54 critic

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,473 ( 98)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
... Dottie
... Francis Buxton
... Simone
... Mickey
Irving Hellman ... Mr. Crowtray
Monte Landis ... Mario
... Chip (as Damon Landis)
... BMX Kid
Gregory Brown ... BMX Kid
Mark Everett ... BMX Kid
... Chuck (as Daryl Roach)
Bill Cable ... Policeman #1
... Policeman #2
... Sgt. Hunter
Edit

Storyline

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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You will believe a man can ride a bike. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Warner Bros. |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pee-wees irre Abenteuer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,184, 28 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,900,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the entire time Large Marge tells her story, she never blinks. See more »

Goofs

Bulls are actually attracted to movement, not red. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pee-wee: Look out, Mister Potato Head!
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Skip to My Lou
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Why it's my favorite Tim Burton movie
22 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely love everyone of Tim Burton's movies, but if I had to pick which one was my favorite, this would be the one. Why you ask? Well, first of all, this movie has everything. And I do mean everything. Horror, comedy, family fun, you name it. This movie scared me so much when I was a kid. I mean come on, that scene when you see all those clowns and the dinosaur, not to mention the "Large Marge" scene, were scary.

Simply put, I could pop this one in and easily watch it for lots of fun. Not saying that Tim Burton's other movies aren't fun, but this one can be watched under any circumstances. It's like the reason BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is my favorite John Carpenter movie.


31 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 195 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed