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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.

Director:

Randal Kleiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Albert Henderson ... Mr. Ryan
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Otis
David Byrd 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
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Storyline

In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman has had enough with the fame and constant media attention he received after the events of the first movie, so he's now a simple farmer living quietly in a small town. But after a big storm blows their way, a circus ends up at Pee Wee's farm. So he lets the circus stay at his farm for a while. The circus decides to put on a show with one lovable star, Pee-Wee! Also, a love triangle develops between Pee-Wee, his nice fiancée Winnie, who's the local schoolteacher, and mysterious loner Gina, the circus' attractive trapeze artist. The outcome of this subplot is somewhat unexpected. Written by James Preston

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Hero. Lover. Legend.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Top Pee-wee - La mia vita picchiatella See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,122,324
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mother Cabrini was founder of The Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic religious institute. It was a major support to the Italian immigrants to the United States as she herself was an Italian-American. A fitting name for the Italian influence and mixed world cultures found within a circus. See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff enters Mr. Ryan's Store to tell everyone about the Storm, Otis switches from standing next to the Sheriff and Mr. Ryan between shots. See more »

Quotes

Pee-wee: [children are staring at them] Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer!
School children: [whip out cameras, flashbulbs go off]
Pee-wee: Ahh! Paparazzi!
[poses suggestively]
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the late 1950's Paramount logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Rimprovero
Written by Gioachino Rossini (uncredited)
Performed by Paul Reubens (as Pee-Wee Herman)
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don't really get it
27 July 2001 | by weerdo1482See all my reviews

I guess its a good idea to put peewee in the middle of a bunch of circus people, but the idea of whole love thing is just kinda weird. I mean if the charactor peewee isn't weird enough the fact that 2 women could fall in love with him, I mean its just all so creepy. there alwas seems to be something really dark going on in this movie. I really don't know what. mabe I would have prefered peewee to stay a sexless man child weirdo with a cool house. by the way this is NOT a sequal to peewees big adventure, a great movie!


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