Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

The story of a rebel and his bike.

  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1985-07-26
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 698 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Aspen Film Society
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Tim Burton
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From 698 Ratings


The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre situations as he treks across the country to recover his bike.

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  • Paul Reubens

    as Pee-wee Herman
  • Elizabeth Daily

    as Dottie
  • Mark Holton

    as Francis
  • Diane Salinger

    as Simone
  • Judd Omen

    as Mickey
  • Irving Hellman

    as Mr. Crowtrey
  • Monte Landis

    as Mario
  • Damon Martin

    as Chip
  • David Glasser

    as BMX Kid
  • Gregory Brown

    as BMX Kid
  • Manuel Benitez

    as BMX Kid
  • Daryl Keith Roach

    as Chuck
  • Bill Cable

    as Policeman #1
  • Peter Looney

    as Policeman #2
  • Starletta DuPois

    as Sgt. Hunter
  • Professor Toru Tanaka

    as Butler
  • Ed Herlihy

    as Mr. Buxton
  • Ralph Seymour

    as Francis' Accomplice
  • Lou Cutell

    as Amazing Larry
  • Raymond Martino

    as Gang Member
  • Erica Yohn

    as Madam Ruby
  • Bill W. Richmond

    as Highway Patrolman
  • Alice Nunn

    as Large Marge
  • Ed Griffith

    as Trucker
  • Simmy Bow

    as Man in Diner
  • Jon Harris

    as Andy
  • Carmen Filpi

    as Hobo Jack
  • Jan Hooks

    as Tina
  • John Moody

    as Bus Clerk
  • John O'Neill

    as Cowboy #1
  • Alex Sharp

    as Cowboy #2
  • Chester Grimes

    as Biker #1
  • Luis Contreras

    as Biker #2
  • Lonnie Parkinson

    as Biker #3
  • Howard Hirdler

    as Biker #4
  • Cassandra Peterson

    as Biker Mama
  • Jason Hervey

    as Kevin Morton
  • Bob McClurg

    as Studio Guard
  • John Paragon

    as Movie Lot Actor
  • Susan Barnes

    as Movie Lot Actress
  • Zachary Hoffman

    as Director
  • Lynne Marie Stewart

    as Mother Superior
  • George Sasaki

    as Japanese Director
  • Richard Brose

    as Tarzan
  • Drew Seward

    as Kid #1
  • Brett Fellman

    as Kid #2
  • Bob Drew

    as Fireman
  • John Gilgreen

    as Policeman at Pet Shop
  • Noreen Hennessey

    as Reporter
  • Phil Hartman

    as Reporter
  • Michael Varhol

    as Photographer
  • David Rothenberg

    as Hobo
  • Patrick Cranshaw

    as Hobo
  • Sunshine Parker

    as Hobo
  • Gilles Savard

    as Pierre
  • James Brolin

    as Self - as "P. W."
  • Morgan Fairchild

    as Self - as "Dottie"
  • Tony Bill

    as Terry Hawthorne
  • Dee Snider

    as Self (as Twisted Sister)
  • Milton Berle

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Terry Bolo

    as Biker Chick (uncredited)
  • Darla

    as Pink Poodle (uncredited)
  • Tim Burton

    as Thug in Alley (uncredited)
Production Sam Mercer Location Manager
Directing Tim Burton Director
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Art David L. Snyder Production Design
Art David L. Snyder Art Direction
Editing Billy Weber Editor
Art Thomas L. Roysden Set Decoration
Art Paul Reubens Set Decoration
Writing Paul Reubens Writer
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design
Art James E. Tocci Set Designer
Production Wallis Nicita Casting
Writing Phil Hartman Writer
Art Margie Stone McShirley Assistant Art Director
Camera Victor J. Kemper Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Sandy Berke Jordan Costumer
Sound Denise Horta Sound Editor
Sound David B. Cohn Supervising Sound Editor
Editing Claudia Finkle Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Directing Robert Engelman Second Assistant Director
Writing Michael Varhol Writer
Camera Bill Roe First Assistant Camera
Production William E. McEuen Executive Producer
Production Robert Shapiro Producer
Costume & Make-Up Linda Trainoff Hairstylist
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew J.P. Amateau Stunts
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Crew Steven Lambert Stunt Double
Production Richard Gilbert Abramson Producer
Production David Silver Unit Production Manager
Crew Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Crew Russell Solberg Stunts
Crew Jeff Imada Stunts
Crew Angelo Lamonea Stunts
Art Steven M. Levine Property Master
Crew Salomon I. Marx Stunts
Sound Cecelia Hall Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Randy Peters Transportation Coordinator
Lighting Earl Gilbert Gaffer
Camera Robert C. Thomas Camera Operator
Camera Peter Sorel Still Photographer
Art Bruce J. Gfeller Construction Coordinator
Crew Paul Baxley Stunt Coordinator
Crew Joe Day Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Joseph A. Ippolito Sound Editor
Visual Effects Chuck Gaspar Special Effects Supervisor
Directing Harvey Waldman Second Assistant Director
Crew Marian Green Stunts
Crew Pat Romano Stunts
Crew Troy Melton Stunts
Directing Jan Kemper Script Supervisor
Sound Roger Pietschmann Boom Operator
Sound Petur Hliddal Production Sound Mixer
Editing Dick Ritchie Color Timer
Directing Robert P. Cohen First Assistant Director
Crew Fred Scheiwiller Stunts
Crew Tino Caira Transportation Captain
Crew Eurlyne Epper Stunts
Lighting Patrick Marshall Rigging Gaffer
Crew Steve Mack Stunts
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Crew Mario Simon Transportation Captain
Camera Audie Aragon Best Boy Grip
Camera Bernie Schwartz Dolly Grip
Art Anthony Goldschmidt Title Designer
Crew Mary Albee Stunts
Camera Gaylin P. Schultz Key Grip
Sound Neil Brody Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art David Q. Quick Assistant Property Master
Sound Irene Bowers Assistant Sound Editor
Sound David Pettijohn Sound Editor
Camera Mario Zavala Second Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Don Vargas Costumer
Directing Willie E. Simmons, Jr. Second Second Assistant Director
Crew Jeff Freedman Unit Publicist