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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

When his treasured bicycle is stolen, Pee-Wee Herman is devastated -- and he'll do anything to get it back. Working off a hot tip that his wheels may be stashed in the Alamo's basement, Pee-Wee sets off on a whirlwind cross-country adventure.
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Reubens always lets us feel superior to his creation, and when his character slips, as it does more than once in this first feature outing, his own condescension shows through.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader  full review
Fair warning: this movie could induce terminal boredom in adults and rot the minds of the young.
TIME Magazine, TIME Magazine  full review
Children should love the film and adults will be dismayed by the light brushstrokes with which Paul Reubens (one of three credited screenwriters, but star-billed under his stage name, Pee-wee Herman) suggests touches of Buster Keaton and Eddie Cantor.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
Fed by comic tributaries perhaps, but Pee-Wee Herman comes over as a delightful original.
Time Out, Time Out  full review
You have been warned.
Vincent Canby, New York Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1985
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Jan 02, 2015
  • Queued by: 780 people
Directed By
Tim Burton
Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Jan Hooks, James Brolin, Morgan Fairchild, Milton Berle