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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

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Synopsis

The cartoonish and childish character Pee-Wee embarks on a quest to find his stolen bicycle.

Cast

  • Paul Reubens
  • Elizabeth Daily
  • Mark Holton
  • Diane Salinger
  • Judd Omen
  • Irving Hellman
  • Monte Landis
  • Damon Martin
  • David Glasser
  • Gregory Brown

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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."
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Goofs

  • When Pee-wee and Simone watch the sunrise they enter a red T-Rex, but exit a green T-Rex, because it was being lit with a red spotlight.
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Quotes

    • Pee-wee: There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.
    • Dottie: I don't understand.
    • Pee-wee: You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel. So long, Dott.
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Metacritic

75

I'm completely unsure what else Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is about. I can tell you that 70 percent of moviegoers in their 20s and 30s will likely find this crazy production to be a barrel of fun, and frequently a barrel of laughs. A certain intelligence peeks through it all. [9 Aug 1985, p.68]

Metacritic review by Peter Stack
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle