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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

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A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
Jordan Black ... Yul / Party Coordinator (voice)
Doug Cox ... Mr. Murgatroyd
Linda Porter ... Mrs. Rose
Monica Horan ... Ruby the Crossing Guard
Brian Palermo ... Marvin
Katherine VanderLinden ... Emily
Tara Buck ... Beverly
John H. Mayer ... Pharmacist
Richard Riehle ... Dan
Dave Power ... Dudley
Josh Meyers ... Sylvester
Corey Craig ... Clovis
Paul Rust ... Ernie
Robert R. Shafer ... Construction Worker (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
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A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

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He Is Back!


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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Οι Διακοπές του Πι Γουί See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane Pee Wee rides in is piloted by Penny King, an obvious allusion to the character of the same name in the 1950's TV series Sky King, in which Penny occasionally pilots her Uncle's airplane Songbird. See more »

Goofs

Just before Joe drives away from Pee-wee's house, Joe is heard saying, "you got a choice to make." However, his lips only read, "you got a choice." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pee-wee Herman: [sitting on a log in the dark woods] Wow, I can't believe we're already saying goodbye.
Voice of Yul: It's been great getting to know you, Pee-wee Herman. Earth sure is a great planet. Your art, music, pizza...
Pee-wee Herman: You sure took to the customs fast.
Voice of Yul: Thanks for showing them to me.
Pee-wee Herman: I've loved these last two weeks.
Voice of Yul: I wish I didn't have to go.
Pee-wee Herman: Me, too.
Voice of Yul: Come with me, back to my planet. Meet my family and friends. Live with me.
Pee-wee Herman: I can't. I need to stay here with the people of Earth.
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Crazy Credits

The "Pee-Wee Pictures" logo from Pee-Wee's Playhouse appears at the beginning of the film. See more »

Connections

Follows Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Wailin
Written by Rich Dangel and John Greek
Performed by The Wailers
Courtesy of The Golden Crest Records Collection at The Library of Congress
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Better than I expected
2 April 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

I really didn't have high expectations for this but I found myself enjoying it. At first I was put off by the heavy makeup on Paul Reubens to try and hide his age, plus the sad reality that Reubens can no longer do the distinctive Pee Wee voice quite right. So, the first few minutes into this I was doubtful I would be able to finish it. But gradually I began to look past those things because it's funny and charming with a delightfully corny approach that reminded me of the older movies and the TV series. Not every gag works but I think most of them are at least worth a chuckle. There's a very simple but effective gag involving a balloon at one point that had me in stitches. In an age where every stand-up comic uses trite observational humor and every comedy film seems to rely on dick jokes, it's refreshing to see something prove "old school" humor still works. Once you get past the creepy makeup and the voice, it's a fun movie. Sure it's mostly an exercise in nostalgia for those of us who grew up watching Pee Wee but I don't really think that's a negative.


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