Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • Men and women kiss in some scenes. Women also mention being heated.
  • A man listens in to a couple talking, the few phrases he catches imply they're doing more than just talking.
  • People are seen in swimsuits.
  • Pee-Wee looks at a good looking young woman with X-Ray glasses (we don't actually see what Pee-Wee sees, though his reaction implies it is pretty exciting).

Violence & Gore

  • A large man chases Pee-Wee in two separate instances. During one he swings a large fake bone at Pee-Wee.
  • A group of bikers grab Pee-Wee and take about ways to hurt him. One says they should hang him and kill him.
  • A man pulls out a gun when he notices a police road block but Pee-Wee convinces him to put it away.
  • Pee-Wee watches a film where a man and a woman fight off multiple ninjas with swords.
  • A few light fights and bike/foot chases. The violent act in the climatic chase is when Pee Wee pulls a realistic facade backdrop painting of an alley way in front of a wall to trick his pursuers into running into it.


  • 2 uses of shut up copied
  • 1 use of my god and Jesus christ
  • Pee-Wee uses the word "crappy" at one point.
  • A band is performing a song that contains the lyric "Burn in Hell." 3 times

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Pee-Wee enters a bikers bar where people are smoking and drinking. Some may seem drunk.
  • Pee-Wee enters a truckstop bar at one point with several customers smoking and drinking. However Pee-Wee himself never participates in this behavior, and it is certainly not glorified. No one is shown drunk or high.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The whole film contains a dark, and sometimes frightening undertone. Scenes with a ghost woman, intimidating bikers, scary clowns, and some scenes that are off-putting.
  • Scary clowns and devils.
  • A woman's face morphs into a creature for a brief moment with her eyes popping out, her teeth separated, her tongue flaps around her mouth, and her hair flies everywhere.


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Violence & Gore

  • At the end, Pee Wee gets his revenge against the villain who had his bike stolen in the first place by allowing him to get on it, and then activating the ejection seat to send him flying to a presumably hard landing.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene with Large Marge is quite frightening.

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