Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Tony Bill, Cassandra Peterson, James Brolin, Morgan Fairchild, Jan Hooks, Phil Hartman. (1985, PG, 90 min.)
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Dec. 27, 2000
This is the movie that, rightfully, catapulted both Tim Burton and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman) into the superstar arena. A shambling adventure, this movie is more a strung-together series of skits than a sustained narrative, but the perversely comic charms of the director and star shine among the guffaws.