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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

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A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

Director:

John Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
Jordan Black ... Yul / Party Coordinator (voice)
Doug Cox ... Mr. Murgatroyd
Linda Porter ... Mrs. Rose
Monica Horan ... Ruby the Crossing Guard
Brian Palermo ... Marvin
Katherine VanderLinden ... Emily
Tara Buck ... Beverly
John H. Mayer ... Pharmacist
Richard Riehle ... Dan
Dave Power ... Dudley
Josh Meyers ... Sylvester
Corey Craig ... Clovis
Paul Rust ... Ernie
Robert R. Shafer ... Construction Worker (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
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A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

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He Is Back!


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом игрушек Пи-ви See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Snake Farm sequence is based on the country song "Snake Farm" by Ray Wylie Hubbard. Pee-Wee's big adventure also has a sequence based on a country song. See more »

Goofs

When Pee-Wee is speaking with Emily at the library about his RSVP for the book club meeting, he says "LATTM IHTBD". He then repeats "LATT IHTBD" (leaving out the M). When Emily looks perplexed, he says "Look At The Time, I Have To Be Going." The correct letters should have been "LATT IHTBG". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pee-wee Herman: [sitting on a log in the dark woods] Wow, I can't believe we're already saying goodbye.
Voice of Yul: It's been great getting to know you, Pee-wee Herman. Earth sure is a great planet. Your art, music, pizza...
Pee-wee Herman: You sure took to the customs fast.
Voice of Yul: Thanks for showing them to me.
Pee-wee Herman: I've loved these last two weeks.
Voice of Yul: I wish I didn't have to go.
Pee-wee Herman: Me, too.
Voice of Yul: Come with me, back to my planet. Meet my family and friends. Live with me.
Pee-wee Herman: I can't. I need to stay here with the people of Earth.
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Crazy Credits

The "Pee-Wee Pictures" logo from Pee-Wee's Playhouse appears at the beginning of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

New York
Written by Ken Darby and Lionel Newman
Performed by Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman)
Additional Lyrics by Paul Reubens & Paul Rust
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Watchable, but feels more like a remake than a new adventure
4 September 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

After a number of years of silence, actor Paul Reubens brought back his Pee-wee Herman character for this Netflix exclusive movie. You might think that during all those years of keeping his iconic character out of the limelight, Reubens would have come up with a storyline for a new movie that would be more original, but that's not really the case. This movie's story feels VERY much like the 1985 movie "Pee-wee's Big Adventure", with a number of individual scenes and moments having a strong deja-vu feeling. Even the titles of the two movies have a strong similarity! But I guess what really matters is whether this new movie is funny or not. Well, it moves along at a brisk pace, it's never dull, and there are some genuinely amusing moments here and there, some coming close to the old Pee-wee magic. But quite often the gags feel like weak humor cut out of the script from the 1985 movie. I think another reason why the movie is not as funny as it should be is that director John Lee is no Tim Burton, though in fairness he was working with a somewhat limited budget. I will give the movie this, however: It's better than "Big Top Pee-wee".


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