Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee Herman’s most prized possession is his red bicycle; he refuses to sell it even to his wealthy neighbor, Francis. When the bike is suddenly stolen, Pee-wee is relentless in his search to get it back, even embarking on a road trip across the country after given a phony tip. Will Pee-wee ever reunite with his beloved bike? This charmingly quirky film was Tim Burton’s feature directorial debut and marked his first collaboration with then Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman, the film’s composer. 

DIRECTED BY: Tim Burton. WRITTEN BY: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol. WITH: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton. 1985. 91 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG; suitable for ages 7+. 35mm. 

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