Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1994)

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Movie Info

Escapist fare about a youngster (Nick Stahl) who partners up with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and John Henry to save the family farm. Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt. John Henry: Roger Aaron Brown. Stiles: Scott Glenn. Hackett: Stephen Lang. Pug: Jared Harris. Calamity Jane: Catherine O'Hara. Directed by Jeremiah Chechik.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Western
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Studio:
Buena Vista

Cast

Patrick Swayze
as Pecos Bill
Oliver Platt
as Paul Bunyan
Roger Aaron Brown
as John Henry
Nick Stahl
as Daniel Hackett
Scott Glenn
as J.P. Stiles
Stephen Lang
as Jonas Hackett
Jared Harris
as Head Thug Pug
Catherine O'Hara
as Calamity Jane
Moira Harris
as Sarah Hackett
Joseph Grifasi
as Man in Top Hat
Bert Kramer
as Bronson
Eric Lawson
as Sheriff
Bill Rodgers
as Captain of Industry
Susan Barnes
as Hag in Alley
Jack Nance
as Doctor
Mike Moroff
as Bar Room Bully
Richard Zobel
as Barkeep
Michael J. Kosta
as Farmer No. 1
Timothy Glenn Riley
as Farmer No. 2
Darwyn Swalve
as Lumberjack No. 1
Jay S. York
as Lumberjack No. 2
Kevin Brown
as Bettor No. 1
E.B. Meyers
as Bettor No. 2
James Oscar Lee
as Spectator
Sal Jenco
as Big Jim
Joe Grifasi
as Man in Top Hat
John Nance
as Doctor
Tim Riley
as Farmer #2
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Critic Reviews for Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill

Now, I saw part of this at school when I was a child (I'm now in my mid-twenties) and I really love action-adventure and or certain fantasy films (whether it's Disney or non-Disney). Patrick Swayze gives an amazing performance as Pecos Bill. I mean it's just a good film that will take your breath away and it took my breath away. If you enjoy films like this, you are in for a HIGH FLYING treat. I know I was (and always am when I watch this).

David Tate, III
David Tate, III

Super Reviewer

½

Tall Tale is a terrific film with a great story and a good cast of actors. I grew up watching this film, and it's actually one of the better live action Disney films of the 90's. This is a well made film that definitely is fun for all ages. With an effective script, director Jeremiah Chechnik crafts a wonderful film with a great cast. This film is one of a few films that I enjoyed throughout my childhood. The film brings nostalgia to mind when I think of it. Really well done, and lots of fun from start to finish, the film is a wonderful experience for Disney lovers. The story is very well done, and really original. This is by far one of the best live action films that Disney has put out as others such as Jungle 2 Jungle was a horrible, poorly written and directed affair. However this film succeeds at being something special and fun for the entire family. The special effects are well done, and the cast do a fine job in their parts. This along with so many other films such as The Sandlot, Toy Story and Casper were a big part of my childhood. Tall Tale really is a terrific family film worth seeing and is certainly a film that anyone will enjoy. Oliver Platt here steals the show, and his performance was what made the film very enjoyable. Definitely a terrific live action Disney flick, and one of their better titles of the 1990's Lots of fun from start to finish, Tall Tale is wonderful entertainment definitely worth watching.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I missed this film when it originally came out. I finally saw it on Cable and was pleasantly surprised by it. I liked it. Nick Stahl must have done this film right after the Man Without A Face. Stahl is great as the lead. Patrick Swayze also shines as Pecos Bill. Stephen Lang and Scott Glenn provide solid supporting work here. It was cool seeing Jared Harris and William H. Macy in this film, before they became famous. I definitely recommend this film.

Sol C
Sol C

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