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Big Top Pee-wee ()


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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.

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Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
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Winnie
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Mace Montana
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Gina Piccolapupula
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Vance the Pig (voice)
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Midge Montana
Albert Henderson ...
Mr. Ryan
Jack Murdock ...
Otis
David Byrd ...
Deke
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Mrs. Dill
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Mrs. Haynes
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Joe the Blacksmith (as Leo V. Gordon)
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Pearl
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Sheriff
Jay Robinson ...
Cook
Eve Smith ...
Bunny
Andrew Shalat ...
Paolo Piccolapupula
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Andy
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Otto the Strongman (as Franco Columbo)
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Snowball the Clown (as Terrence V. Mann)
Vance Colvig Jr. ...
Clownie (as Vance Colvig)
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Oscar the Liontamer
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Duke the Dog-Faced Boy
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Big John
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Zelda the Bearded Lady
John Sherrod ...
Dell the Human Cannonball
Joseph Arias ...
Shim the Half Man-Half Woman (as Joey Arias)
Helen Infield Siff ...
Ruth
Carol Infield Sender ...
Dot
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Costume Woman
Kevin B. Kaplowitz ...
Child - Mr. Ryan
Jeffrey R. Shaw ...
Child - Otis
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Child - Deke
Savannah Prue ...
Child - Mrs. Haynes (as Savanah Prue)
Lisa M. Ball ...
Child - Mrs. Dill
Shea Joachim ...
Child - Sheriff
Marie Hawkins ...
Child - Pearl
Molly Ann Carter ...
School Child
Myka Peck ...
School Child
Dustin Berkovitz ...
School Child
Kit MacKenzie ...
School Child
Jered Aspenson ...
School Child
Shelly Rudolph ...
Teenager
Cheryl Treibitz ...
Teenager
Judy Rubenfeld ...
Honey
Milton Rubenfeld ...
Herman
Diane C. Valentine ...
Web Girl
Gainer Johnson ...
Web Girl (as Gainer C. Johnson)
Alison Logsden ...
Web Girl
Patricia M. Peters ...
Web Girl
Lynn Marie Polke ...
Web Girl
Lita Villacana ...
Web Girl
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Mermaid
April Tatro ...
Human Pretzel (as April Tetro)
Carla Drake ...
Fire Eater
Joe Gibb ...
Roustabout Clown
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Popcorn Vendor (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ...
Circus crew (uncredited)
Tai ...
Elephant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Randal Kleiser

Written by

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Paul Reubens ... (written by) &
George McGrath ... (written by)

Produced by

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Richard Gilbert Abramson ... executive producer
Debra Hill ... producer
William E. McEuen ... executive producer
Paul Reubens ... producer

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Steven Poster ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Gourson

Editorial Department

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Terry Haggar ... color timer
Maria Lee Silver ... assistant editor
Irvin Paik ... assistant editor
Donald Rounds ... assistant editor
Dianne Ryder-Rennolds ... additional editing by

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Victoria Thomas ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Stephen Marsh

Art Direction by

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Beala Neel ... (as Beala B. Neel)

Set Decoration by

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Anne D. McCulley

Costume Design by

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Robert Turturice

Makeup Department

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Greg Cannom ... duke the dog-faced boy by
Edouard F. Henriques ... make-up artist (as Edouard F. Henriquez)
Ve Neill ... make-up artist
Yolanda Toussieng ... hairstylist

Production Management

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Kurt Neumann ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward Crocitto ... second second assistant director
Linda Montanti ... second assistant director
Roger Joseph Pugliese ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Carl Aldana ... set designer
Gavin Cowie Sr. ... paint foreperson
Gavin Cowie ... painter (as Gavin Cowie Jr.)
Stuart T. Cowie ... production painter (as Stuart Cowie)
Oscar Delgadillo ... lead person
Edward Eyth ... production artist
Oscar Flores ... assistant property master (as Oscar M. Flores)
Horst Grandt ... property master
David Harris ... greens (as Paul David Harris)
Stephen Homsy ... set designer
John Hutchinson ... paint foreperson
Tim R. Lafferty ... construction foreman
David Lanning ... property person (as Dave Lanning)
Anthony J. Martin ... laborer
Pat Moudakis ... assistant property master
William J. Newmon II ... set designer
Frank Noriega ... labor foreperson
James F. Orendorff ... construction foreperson (as James S. Orendorff)
Richard Pitman ... set designer (as Richard W. Pitman)
Constantine A. Poulos ... construction clerk (as Constantine 'Gus' A. Poulos)
Ruth Pulido ... painter
Ray Rarick ... construction foreperson (as Raymond S. Rarick)
Gary Rizzo ... property person
George Stokes ... construction coordinator
George W. Stokes ... propmaker
Craig Talmy ... sculptor
Ralph Votaw Sr. ... labor foreperson
Ralph Votaw ... propmaker (as Ralph Votaw Jr.)
Kenneth L. Westcott ... lead person
Robert Willis ... greens (as Robert K. Willis)

Sound Department

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Sandina Bailo-Lape ... sound editor
Pamela Bentkowski ... foley editor
Julia Evershade ... sound editor
Kirk Francis ... sound mixer
Judee Gustafson ... assistant sound editor
Cecelia Hall ... supervising sound editor
Ronald Jacobs ... supervising sound editor (as Ron Jacobs)
Trevor Jolly ... sound editor
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky ... supervising sound editor
Hudson B. Marquez ... boom operator
F. Hudson Miller ... sound effects editor
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Donald Ortiz ... assistant sound editor (as Don Ortiz)
R.J. Palmer ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Mychal Smith ... boom operator (as Mychal D. Smith)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Yarek Alfer ... sculptor
Raymond C. Boyle ... special effects person
Dale Brady ... puppet fabrication
Thaine Morris ... special effects foreperson
John Parker ... special effects person (as John A. Parker)
Bob Stoker ... special effects person (as Bob Stoker Jr.)
Lucinda Strub ... special effects person
Matt Sweeney ... special effects supervisor
Fred Tessaro ... special effects foreperson

Visual Effects by

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Wayne Baker ... visual effects (as Wayne D. Baker)
Mike Chambers ... visual effects coordinator
Richard Edlund ... visual effects producer
Neil Krepela ... visual effects supervisor
Tom Nikosey ... title designer
Jeff Platt ... electronics
Chris Regan ... optical supervisor
Howard Stein ... visual effects editor
Michael Van Himbergen ... visual effects coordinator: Boss Film Corp.

Stunts

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Bill Couch Jr. ... stunts
Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator
Gene Mendez ... stunts (as Ginear Emilio Mendez)
Gary Morgan ... stunts
Alex Plasschaert ... stunts
Karen Price ... stunts
Mel Ray ... stunts
Bob Yerkes ... stunts
Rick Avery ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Arron Barber ... film loader
Mike Brooker ... grip
R. Michael De Chellis ... assistant chief lighting technician
Alan R. Disler ... first assistant photographer
Candace Ann Edwards ... second assistant photographer
Joseph Graham ... dolly grip (as Joseph A. Graham)
Gregg Guellow ... first company grip (as C. Gregory Guellow)
Roy Heath ... best boy (1988)
Jack Kirk ... assistant chief lighting technician
John Koester ... camera operator (as John C. Koester)
George Kohut ... camera operator
Michael Krueger ... lighting technician
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician
Scott McKnight ... lighting technician
Jim Plannette ... chief lighting technician (as James Plannette)
Alex Rodriguez ... lighting technician
Mike Schwake ... dolly grip (as Michael Schwake)
Hank Sheppard ... second company grip
Bing Sokolsky ... first assistant photographer (as Ivan 'Bing' Sokolsky)
Bruce W. Talamon ... still photographer
Craig Talmy ... rigger
Paul Threlkeld ... dolly grip
Tony Whitman ... dolly grip (as Anthony Whitman)
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Renee Milliken ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Craig Ames ... costumer
James 'Mike' Balker ... costumer (as James 'Michael' Balker)
Sandy Berke Jordan ... costume supervisor (as Sandra Berke-Jordan)
Jerry Herrin ... set costumer
Christopher Lawrence ... assistant to robert turturice
Milton G. Mangum ... key costumer
Sharyn Manis ... costumer (as Sharyn 'Ruby' Manis)
Anthony J. Scarano ... costumer

Music Department

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Steve Bartek ... orchestrator
Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
George Doering ... musician
William Ross ... conductor
John Rotondi ... scoring engineer: Y4
Steven Scott Smalley ... additional orchestrator
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joel Marrow ... transportation coordinator
Gaston Veilleux ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Michael Adley ... production assistant
Ty Arnold ... production assistant
James Bailey ... first aid (as Jim Bailey)
Marcy Bolotin ... unit publicist
David Bryant ... production assistant
Scott E. Chester ... assistant to mr. herman
Jeff Copeland ... production assistant (as Jeff K. Copeland)
Joy Green ... animal trainer
Cheryl Harris ... animal trainer (as Cheryl Ann Harris)
Ann Meade Johnson ... assistant to randal kleiser
Tom Jones ... craft service
Elyse Katz ... assistant to debra hill
Joyce King ... script supervisor
Sandy Lawrence ... production coordinator
Jamie Marshall ... assistant to randal kleiser (as Jamie Anise Marshall)
Dan Miller ... production assistant (as Danny Miller)
Paul Plannette ... production assistant
Roland Raffler ... animal trainer
Chris Regan ... optical supervisor
Don Reynolds ... animal trainer (as Don Kay Reynolds)
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds ... animal trainer (as Paul C. Reynolds)
Michael Roberts ... production auditor (as Mike Roberts)
Lindsay Root ... production assistant
Doree Sitterly ... animal trainer
Diana Smith ... animal trainer (as Diana C. Smith)
Phil Smith ... animal trainer (as Philip Glen Smith)
Patsy Swayze ... choreographer
Craig Talmy ... puppeteer
Rex Tegelaar ... production assistant
Helena Walsh ... animal trainer
Hubert Wells ... animal coordinator (as Hubert G. Wells)
Jeanine Wilson ... assistant production auditor
David L. Wolfson ... facilities coordinator (as David Litmen Wolfson)
Stephanie Ziemer ... production secretary (as Stephanie Suzanne Ziemer)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Hero. Lover. Legend. See more »
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Also Known As
  • El gran Pee-Wee (Spain)
  • Big Top Pee-wee - La mia vita picchiatella (Italy)
  • Коротышка - большая шишка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Весельчак Пи-Ви (Russia)
  • Wielki Pee-wee (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Benicio Del Toro makes his film debut in "Big Top Pee-Wee" as Dog Faced Boy. Oddly enough, about 20 years later he would play the title role of The Wolfman (2010). Both films had music by Danny Elfman and were slammed by critics as being weaker retreads of earlier films. See more »
Goofs When PeeWee and Winnie are eating lunch, some of Winnie's egg salad sandwich falls on PeeWee's face and jacket. He wipes his face on her dress, but in the next shot it's not on her dress or his jacket. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mystery (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Barnyard Circus Parade See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits, a short cartoon plays featuring snacks singing about getting refreshments at the theater lobby. See more »
Quotes Pee-wee: [shouts impatiently] All I wanted was a measly sandwich! I very nicely explained that I was starving. I'm starving! PLEASE!
Mr. Ryan: [defeatedly] Sorry, ladies. I guess you'll just have to wait. You remember, no one is as important in this community as Pee-wee Herman. All you other shoppers will just have to play second fiddle to Pee-wee. I guess that's just the way things are around here. My whole purpose in life is to serve Pee-wee Herman. And everything else comes second!
[finishes Pee-wee's sandwich]
Mr. Ryan: There's your sandwich. Is there anything else I can do for you, Pee-wee?
Pee-wee: Well, I would like a pickle if it's not too much trouble.
Mr. Ryan: No! No trouble at all, Pee-wee. Sorry, Otis. Sorry, Deke.
[opens a barrel, knocking over Otis and Deke's chess board; extracts a pickle and hands it to Pee-wee]
Mr. Ryan: Game's over. Pee-wee Herman wants a pickle. Here. Here's your darned pickle. Are you happy now?
Pee-wee: Mmm-hmm.
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