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Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Director: Tim Burton Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1985

Starring: Paul Reubens, E.G. Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Tony Bill, Cassandra Peterson

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Pee-wee Herman has lost his only love, his red bicycle, and heads out on the biggest adventure this side of the Alamo to get it back. Along the way, he meets the most amazing people (from Francophile Simone to a tequila-loving motorcycle gang) but ultimately discovers what he likes most is right at home: Dotty and, of course, his bike. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is based on Vittorio De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief and marks Tim Burton’s feature directorial debut. It’s also quite possibly one of the best movies to come out of the 20th century. Classic.