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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure is a 1985 film directed by Tim Burton and written by Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol.



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Happy-go-lucky, man-child Pee-wee Herman loves his bicycle more than anything else in the world. After a day of shopping for boomerang bow ties and trick gum, Pee-wee discovers that his precious bike has been stolen. A brief stint of hysteria sets into Pee-wee's mind, and at the guidance of a phony psychic, our hero travels to the Alamo, only to learn that there is no basement.

Along the way Pee-wee encounters an escaped con, Large Marge - the phantom trucker, a rodeo, and a biker gang.

Pee-wee finally learns that his bike is on the set of Warner Brothers. He takes back his bicycle, and narrowly escapes, but discovers a burning pet store. Being of high moral character, Pee-wee saves all of the pets - even the snakes - only to be arrested. The top executive at Warner Brothers hears Pee-wee's story and decides to make a movie about it. Pee-wee doesn't have to see how it ends though, he lived it.