Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Visible crew/equipment: When Pee Wee is chaining up his beloved bike you can see the long chain coming up through the bottom of the bike box. Full screen version only. (00:13:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning of the film, when Pee-Wee unveils his beloved bicycle for the first time by disabling his elaborate garage security system, if you look carefully, a crew member's foot can be seen moving away as the garage door is opened. (00:08:45)

Visible crew/equipment: Look closely when Pee Wee and John the hobo are sitting on the side of a traincar singing and you can see safety straps keeping them on the train. (00:51:20)

Visible crew/equipment: When Pee-Wee takes one last look at the snake aquarium, a crew member can be seen moving around in a reflection on the glass. (01:19:20)


Visible crew/equipment: When Pee Wee's getting his beloved superbike out of his secret hiding place you can see a hand holding it up for him.

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning, during Pee Wee's Tour De France dream, you can see the shadows of filming equipment on the ground as the camera passes a line of riders. (00:01:20)

Visible crew/equipment: When Pee-Wee is riding the bull, the announcer finishes saying "He's going for a new world record", and at the bottom, middle/left you can see that Pee-Wee is not riding an actual bull. If you have a quick eye, you can see he's riding a mechanical bull like the one from the movie Urban Cowboy. (01:00:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of Pee-Wee's chase scene at the Warner Bros. studios, he activates a launch mechanism on his bike and soars over a barb wire fence onto a roof. As he shouts "Geronimo," there is a crew member on the lower right hand side of the screen sporting a pair of sunglasses in front of a platform just staring towards the camera for a few seconds (best viewed on the matted widescreen DVD release). (01:17:05)


Revealing mistake: When the pancakes are sticking to the ceiling, you can see that when one hits the ceiling, it jumps. The pancakes were actually being dropped on the floor with an upside down shot. (00:05:45)

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Pee-wee: I'm here to see Francis.
Butler: Francis is busy.
Pee-wee: Busy doing what?
Butler: He's having his bath.
Pee-wee: Oh, really? Where are they hosing him down?

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Trivia: Tim Burton appears in a cameo when Pee Wee is accosted in the alley on his way to the psychic. He says to Pee Wee, "we don't take kindly to strangers on our turf!" (00:30:35)

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Question: When Pee-Wee offers gum to Francis and Mr. Buxton as a peace offering, what was it with the gum that caused Mr. Buxton to scream?

Answer: It was some sort of gag gum (popular in the past) that either had hot pepper/cinnamon or simply tasted terrible.

Brian Katcher

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