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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.

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Randal Kleiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
Penelope Ann Miller ... Winnie
Kris Kristofferson ... Mace Montana
Valeria Golino ... Gina Piccolapupula
Wayne White ... Vance the Pig (voice)
Susan Tyrrell ... Midge Montana
Albert Henderson Albert Henderson ... Mr. Ryan
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Otis
David Byrd David Byrd ... Deke
Mary Jackson ... Mrs. Dill
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Haynes
Leo Gordon ... Joe the Blacksmith (as Leo V. Gordon)
Anne Seymour ... Pearl
Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff
Jay Robinson ... Cook
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Storyline

In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman has had enough with the fame and constant media attention he received after the events of the first movie, so he's now a simple farmer living quietly in a small town. But after a big storm blows their way, a circus ends up at Pee Wee's farm. So he lets the circus stay at his farm for a while. The circus decides to put on a show with one lovable star, Pee-Wee! Also, a love triangle develops between Pee-Wee, his nice fiancée Winnie, who's the local schoolteacher, and mysterious loner Gina, the circus' attractive trapeze artist. The outcome of this subplot is somewhat unexpected. Written by James Preston

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Hero. Lover. Legend.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Top Pee-wee - La mia vita picchiatella See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,625,004, 24 July 1988

Gross USA:

$15,122,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,122,324
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Burton turned down the chance to direct, as he was transitioning from completing Beetlejuice (1988) to beginning pre-production on Batman (1989). Burton later worked with Reubens again on Batman Returns (1992) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff enters Mr. Ryan's Store to tell everyone about the Storm, Otis switches from standing next to the Sheriff and Mr. Ryan between shots. See more »

Quotes

Woman in Crowd: It's Abraham Lincoln! May I have your autograph, Mr. Lincoln? I'm a big fan.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the late 1950's Paramount logo. See more »

Connections

Follows Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Pee-Wee Herman Had A Farm
Performed by Paul Reubens (as Pee-Wee Herman) and Vance The Pig
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User Reviews

Good Old Pee-Wee
8 February 2001 | by kscaduncanSee all my reviews

I finally managed to find a copy of this movie and it's great. Pee-Wee lives on a farm with his talking pet pig Vance and one day a circus led by Mace Montana lands in Pee-Wee's back yard. While he agrees to help them out, he falls in love with Italian trapeze artist Gina. But he forgets about his fiance Winnie. I am not going to explain the rest of the plot so you'll have to see it for yourself. It's just as good as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.


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