This surprise hit showcases nerdy superstar Pee-Wee Herman in a mad-cap comedy-adventure about a unique "rebel" who takes to the road to track down the kidnappers of his beloved bicycle. This surprise hit showcases nerdy superstar Pee-wee Herman Emmy-nominee Paul Reubens - "Blow," TV's "Murphy Brown" in a mad-cap comedy-adventure about a unique "rebel" who takes to the road to track down the kidnappers of his beloved bicycle. Pee-wee Herman is "a genuine cult comic hero," declares Joel Siegel.
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Pee-wee Herman is not like the other boys. He's a comic rebel without a pause. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of
Almost anyone who has ever worn spandex more than twice in one week can quote liberally from 's Academy Award-winning movie Breaking Awaythe coming-of-age story of four high-school graduates who, thanks to their own Italian-worshipping cyclist Dave Stohler, find redemption in the Little bike race. Personally, I can give you a mediocre Dave: Everybody cheats. I just didn't know; an above-average Cyril: We may plead, but we would never beg; and a spot-on, vein-popping Mr. Stohler: Refund?!
Reubens also co-wrote the script with Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol. Described as a "parody" or "farce version" of the Italian classic Bicycle Thieves  it is the tale of Pee-wee Herman's nationwide search for his stolen bicycle. The producers and Reubens hired Burton to direct when they were impressed with his work on Vincent and Frankenweenie.
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He may be a perpetual man-child, but Pee-wee Herman has been around for nearly four decades the character made his first appearance in Since then, millions of people have no doubt pondered the question, " Does the Alamo have a basement? Read on for more fascinating facts about Pee-wee and his big adventure.
Feel free to pitch in or suggest your own discussion points. Burton and company take all these dusty, crusty old types, shine them up, and make them sparkle like new. One of the things I like about the movie is how Pee-wee gets himself into sticky situations—hitchhiking with a fugitive, knocking over the bikes at the bar, etc.
Even while watching the movie as an adult, the second that haunting, teasing refrain started playing as Pee-wee drifted off in the hospital, I tensed up, knowing it was coming. Skip navigation! Story from Movies. I can picture what happened on Saturday mornings when I was a kid between the ages of 3 and 5 so very clearly.