Reubens also co-wrote the script with Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol. Described as a "parody" or "farce version" of the Italian classic Bicycle Thieves  it is the tale of Pee-wee Herman's nationwide search for his stolen bicycle. The producers and Reubens hired Burton to direct when they were impressed with his work on Vincent and Frankenweenie.
Remember the movie in which Pee Wee Herman is looking for his stolen bicycle in the basement of the Alamo? Perhaps we should put a bicycle there. Not sure what we were expecting to see.
You can check out the lineup here. The kind of all-consuming obsession that can make even a misunderstood eccentric uproot his life for the object of his desire. In the case of this movie, the object of that desire is, of course, an immaculately restored, cherry-red Schwinn racing bike.
How could it be that old? How could I be that old? The first time I saw Pee-wee Herman, he was on Lettermanand he brought a pair of giant underwear. He wrapped part of it around the back of his head, the rest around his butt, leaned over, and started moving back and forth.
It comes as a crushing blow to Pee-wee Herman in Pee-wee's Big Adventure when Tina, the Alamo tour guide the late Jan Hooksdelivered six devastating words that brought the journey to find his bike to a complete standstill. Tina was correct. The Alamo doesn't have a basement — it actually has two.
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Francis Buxton is the main antagonist of Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He is very spoiled and selfish. He would always get what he wants regardless, especially when he tried to buy off Pee-wee's very own prized bicycle on his birthday but Pee-wee refused and Francis vowed to make his rival pay for his insolence.
He may be a perpetual man-child, but Pee-wee Herman has been around for nearly four decades the character made his first appearance in Since then, millions of people have no doubt pondered the question, " Does the Alamo have a basement? Read on for more fascinating facts about Pee-wee and his big adventure. Pee-wee would arrive in a new town in need of some fresh perspective, and by the end of the movie, he would have endeared himself to even the most curmudgeonly of the citizens.
You can't buy this bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars! But you can rent it!