Big Top Pee-wee

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Overview

Paul Reubens's followup to the box-office hit Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is just as outrageous and cartoonish, though not as good. This time, child-man Pee-Wee runs a colorful farm, chock full of talking animals and outsized produce. On the morning after a tornado of Wizard of Oz dimensions, Pee-Wee awakens to discover that a travelling circus has been deposited in his back yard. Befriended by circus owner Kris Kristofferson, Pee-Wee takes an acrobatic job, hoping to impress lovely trapeze artist Valeria ...
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Overview

Paul Reubens's followup to the box-office hit Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is just as outrageous and cartoonish, though not as good. This time, child-man Pee-Wee runs a colorful farm, chock full of talking animals and outsized produce. On the morning after a tornado of Wizard of Oz dimensions, Pee-Wee awakens to discover that a travelling circus has been deposited in his back yard. Befriended by circus owner Kris Kristofferson, Pee-Wee takes an acrobatic job, hoping to impress lovely trapeze artist Valeria Golino--thereby incurring the jealous rage of his hometown sweetie Penelope Ann Miller. When the circus is faced with bankruptcy, Pee-Wee comes up with a brilliant idea: why not stage a three-ring spectacular celebrating the wonders of agriculture? A partial takeoff of such earlier sawdust-trail flicks as Martin and Lewis' Three Ring Circus and Disney's Toby Tyler, Big Top Pee-Wee is generally entertaining, but goes off in too many directions at once, leaving a lot of loose plot ends and underdeveloped characters. Also, Pee-Wee's overactive libido at least in this film! is not all that suitable for his younger fans. Even so, there are plenty of hilarious set-pieces. Big Top Pee-Wee was produced and cowritten by Paul Reubens.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
Written by the real-life identity of Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens), the silly slapstick comedy Big Top Pee Wee pales in comparison to the surreal comic fantasy of Pee Wee's Big Adventure. The problem partly comes from the lack of director Tim Burton, who excels at creating visually bizarre and fantastical worlds for eccentric characters to inhabit. Here, director Randal Kleiser shows little knack for creating the kind of comic book atmosphere necessary for a Pee Wee Herman movie. Also problematic is Pee Wee's supposed growth into adulthood. Where he remained naïvely asexual in the first movie, here he is engaged to be married, two-timing, and apparently loses his virginity. Especially in light of his real-world convictions of indecent exposure, these adult situations seem awkward and uncomfortable involving a character whose innocent delight in the world is what makes him so charming. The ludicrous plot and zany sight gags lose their humorous appeal in a film that literally poses Pee Wee as a circus freak.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303878
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,696

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Reubens Pee Wee Herman
Kris Kristofferson Mace Montana
Valeria Golino Gina Piccolapupula
Penelope Ann Miller Winnie
Susan Tyrrell Midge Montana
Albert Henderson Mr. Ryan
Terrence Mann Snowball the Clown
Jack Murdock Otis
David Byrd Deke
Mary Jackson Mrs. Dill
Frances Bay Mrs. Haynes
Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros Andy
Stephanie Hodge
Carol Infield Siff Dot, Siamese Twin
Helen Siff Ruth, Siamese Twin
Wayne White Voice Only
Anne Seymour Pearl
Kenneth Tobey Sheriff
Jay Robinson Cock
Eve Smith Bunny
Franco Columbu Otto, The Strongman
Vance Colvig Clownie
Matthias Hues Oscar, The Lion Tamer
Benicio Del Toro Duke the Dog-Faced Boy
Kevin Peter Hall Big John
Lynne Stewart Zelda, Bearded Lady
John Sherrod Del, The Human Cannonball
Joey Arias Shim the Half Man/Half Woman
Bunny Summers Costume Woman
Dustin Diamond Child - Deke
Leo Gordon Joe, The Blacksmith
Technical Credits
Randal Kleiser Director
Richard Gilbert Abramson Executive Producer, Producer
Carl Aldana Set Decoration/Design
Richard Edlund Special Effects
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Kirk A. Francis Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Gourson Editor
Debra Hill Co-producer
Stephen Homsy Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Marsh Production Designer
William E. McEuen Executive Producer, Producer
George McGrath Screenwriter
Beala Neel Art Director, Production Designer
William J. Newmon II Set Decoration/Design
Richard W. Pitman Set Decoration/Design
Steven Poster Cinematographer
Roger Joseph Pugliese Asst. Director
Paul Reubens Co-producer, Screenwriter
Victoria Thomas Casting
Robert Turturice Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Top Pee-Wee
1. Chapter 1 [:18]
2. Chapter 2 [1:34]
3. Chapter 3 [6:13]
4. Chapter 4 [1:16]
5. Chapter 5 [6:27]
6. Chapter 6 [1:45]
7. Chapter 7 [3:19]
8. Chapter 8 [4:57]
9. Chapter 9 [:47]
10. Chapter 10 [3:05]
11. Chapter 11 [3:44]
12. Chapter 12 [2:28]
13. Chapter 13 [3:59]
14. Chapter 14 [1:09]
15. Chapter 15 [3:02]
16. Chapter 16 [5:50]
17. Chapter 17 [1:12]
18. Chapter 18 [7:28]
19. Chapter 19 [5:38]
20. Chapter 20 [2:16]
21. Chapter 21 [1:05]
22. Chapter 22 [2:55]
23. Chapter 23 [3:41]
24. Chapter 24 [3:58]
25. Chapter 25 [2:24]
26. Chapter 26 [4:32]
27. Chapter 27 [:39]
28. Chapter 28 [:05]
29. Chapter 29 [:02]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Flop Pee-Wee

    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is a very cute and funny movie but this sequel Big Top Pee-Wee is awful. There is like only one funny scene and the rest of the movie is utterly lacking in charm and is competely boring!

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    Posted July 3, 2009

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