Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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It’s basically a John Waters movie for kids.

WBUR’s Arts & Culture

You have been warned.

The New York Times

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.

Genre

Comedy Adventure

Runtime

1 hour, 30 minutes

Accolades

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Rating

PG

Directed by

Tim Burton

Written by

Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman, Michael Varhol

Starring

Paul Reubens, E.G. Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen

The movie gets weirder and more divorced from anything resembling reality the longer it runs but that (I suppose) is part of its charm.

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