Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 31 mins

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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.
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Cast: Elizabeth Daily, Paul Reubens

Crew: Tim Burton (Director), Victor J Kemper (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 09 Aug 1985 (India)

Tagline: You will believe a man can ride a bike.

English Name: Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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Did you know? Approximately 10 to 12 bicycles were built for the movie by the Pedal Pusher Bike Shop in Newport Beach CA; a shop that specialized in vintage and classic bicycles and parts. They were offered $10,000 and no screen credit or screen credit only. The shop chose the money. The bike shop had an autographed 8x10 glossy of Paul Reubens that said "To Mike at Pedal Pusher: 'Arrrrgggg!' From Pee-wee Herman." Read More
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as Dottie
as Pee-wee Herman
as Cowboy #2
as Large Marge
as Policeman #1
as Highway Patrolman
as Fireman
as Studio Guard
as Kid #2
as Hobo Jack
as Biker Mama
as Biker #1
as Chip
as BMX Kid
as Simone
as Kid #1
as Trucker
as Mr. Buxton
as Madam Ruby
as Japanese Director
as Pierre
as BMX Kid
as Biker #4
as Mr. Crowtray
as Biker #2
as Himself - as PeeWee
as Tina
as Kevin Morton
as Policeman at Pet Shop
as Bus Clerk
as Cowboy #1
as Movie Lot Actor
as Andy
as Mickey
as Biker #3
as Amazing Larry
as Mother Superior
as BMX Kid
as Francis Buxton
as Photographer
as Mario
as Herself - as 'Dottie'
as Reporter
as Policeman #2
as Reporter
as Francis' Accomplice
as Gang Member
as Tarzan
as Man in Diner
as Sgt. Hunter
as Hobo
as Movie Lot Actress
as Terry Hawthorne
as Themselves
as Director

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Production

Executive Producer
Unit Production Manager

Writers

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator
Gaffer

Music

Music Director
Composer
Music Editor

Animation

Animator

Art

Art Director
Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor

Location

Location Manager

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Stunts

Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double

Transportation

Transportation Coordinator
Driver
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
You will believe a man can ride a bike.
The story of a rebel and his bike.
Goofs:
Character Error
Pee-wee accidentally hits his head on the ceiling during the Tequila dance scene. When Twisted Sister are filming their music video, someone is following them with a boom mic, which is unnecessary as the band is using the pre-recorded album version of the song for the music video.

Continuity
The Criterion theater, in the mall that Pee-wee goes to, advertises that they will be showing something called "Cartoon Cavalcade." But a few seconds later, in a reflection, the theater sign is promoting an entirely different feature. When he starts walking off not long after this the Cartoon Cavalcade signage is back.
Trivia:
Approximately 10 to 12 bicycles were built for the movie by the Pedal Pusher Bike Shop in Newport Beach CA; a shop that specialized in vintage and classic bicycles and parts. They were offered $10,000 and no screen credit or screen credit only. The shop chose the money. The bike shop had an autographed 8x10 glossy of Paul Reubens that said "To Mike at Pedal Pusher: 'Arrrrgggg!' From Pee-wee Herman."

Tim Burton and Paul Reubens brought on Danny Elfman as composer after Burton had attended concerts by Oingo Boingo, of which Elfman was lead singer and songwriter. Elfman was originally apprehensive, having no formal music training, but he was assisted by Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek as orchestrator. Elfman later said that hearing his music performed by an orchestra for the first time was one of the most thrilling experiences of his life.

Paul Reubens mentions on the commentary that during the scene in the movie where he is wheeled out of the bike shop on a gurney, Elizabeth Daily's face went completely white. After filming the scene, he asked her what was wrong. Apparently, she was having flashbacks of her boyfriend Jon-Erik Hexum being wheeled off of a set on a gurney. He accidentally shot himself whilst filming Cover Up (1984)).

The Drive-in sequence was filmed at the Studio Drive In, formerly located in Culver City CA. The Studio was built in the 1930s, and was the first Drive-in Theatre constructed in California. It served as a set for several films, including Grease (1978). It was closed in 1993 and demolished in 1998. No trace of this Drive-in remains.