Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Synopsis: The cartoonish and childish character Pee Wee Herman goes on a big adventure for the first time ever when his beloved shiny new bicycle is stolen by his nemesis Francis Buxton, a fellow man-child and neighborhood rich "kid." And he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature.
Director(s): Tim Burton
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Very few of them are recovered.

We don't have the resources.

You're saying you can't do anything.

My bike means everything to me.

I knew the police wouldn't help.

You know what I'd do?

Retrace my steps.

I parked my bike and

when I came back it was gone.

Can you think of anyone

who'd want to take it?

Everyone wanted my bike.

This morning, before it was stolen,

Francis offer... Francis!

I want to see Francis.

He's busy.

Busy, doing what?

He's having his bath.

Where are they hosing him down?

Me again!


Still want to buy my bike?

I don't want that relic.

I can have any bike in the world.

You don't want it because you have it!

Tell me where it is before I lose

patience with you.

Help, Dad!

Go on and scream! We're miles

from where anyone can hear you!

Are you all right?

What's going on in there?

I wouldn't sell it to you,

so you stole it!

I swear it wasn't me!

Francis, we're breaking the door down!

What is going on?

Have you lost your mind?!

-He's a thief! He stole my bike!

-You liar!

I swear I didn't do it.

That's a serious accusation.

Do you have any proof?

Not exactly.

Pee-wee, the Buxtons are not thieves.

Just look at him.

He couldn't have stolen your bike.

We set up his birthday

train-set all day.

I guess I was wrong.

We don't have to involve

the authorities, do we?

It was a simple mistake

and I'm really sorry.

I think that you owe Francis an apology.

And then I want you two to shake hands.

I'm sorry, Francis.

Here. Would you care for some gum?

Would you care for some?

Spearmint or fruit?

Fruit, please.

Well, good-bye.

You do believe me, don't you, Dad?

How are you ever going

to pay a reward like that?

It's simple.

Whoever returns the bike is obviously

the person who stole it.

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Phil Hartman

Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998), better known as Phil Hartman, was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States in 1958. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Steely Dan, Poco and America. Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances as Captain Carl on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Hartman garnered fame in 1986 when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Given the moniker "The Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He had voice roles on The Simpsons, from seasons 2–10 as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure, and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, Small Soldiers and the English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service. Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn Omdahl in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to her drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn Hartman shot and killed Hartman while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles home, then killed herself several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper [...] a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with." Hartman was posthumously inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2012 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. more…

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