Tall Tale

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"Sometime the hero ends up being you!"
  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.9  (4,155)

Tall Tale is a 1995 adventure film that follows the story of a young boy named Daniel Hackett (played by Nick Stahl) who meets a trio of legendary American folk heroes - Pecos Bill (Patrick Swayze), Paul Bunyan (Oliver Platt), and John Henry (Roger Aaron Brown) – in the Wild West. Daniel is a dreamer and loves to read books about these characters. He finds himself transported back in time where he becomes friends with the three heroes, who are on a mission to protect their land and defend their way of life from land-grabbing oil barons.

The movie starts off by introducing the three heroes as they are going about their business. Pecos Bill is a sharp-shooting cowboy who can lasso anything with his trusty rope, while Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack who can fell trees with one chop of his axe. John Henry is a legendary railroad worker who can hammer spikes into the ground with incredible strength. All three are larger than life characters who are beloved by those around them.

The three heroes come together to fight against a common enemy: J.P. Stiles (Scott Glenn), an evil oil baron who wants to take control of their land and exploit it for its resources. Stiles has convinced the townspeople to sell their land to him by promising them riches beyond their wildest dreams. However, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and John Henry know that Stiles is not to be trusted, and they decide to take matters into their own hands.

When Daniel accidentally travels back in time to the Wild West, he discovers that the legends he has been reading about in his books are real. He quickly becomes friends with the trio and joins them in their mission to stop Stiles. Together, they ride horses, chop down trees, and fight off Stiles and his henchmen.

Throughout the movie, the audience is treated to larger-than-life action scenes, including a climactic battle between the heroes and Stiles' men. The fight scenes are well choreographed and provide a thrilling climax to the movie.

But the movie is not just about action scenes. It also deals with themes of friendship, courage, and standing up for what is right. The relationship between Daniel and the three heroes is heartwarming, and the movie shows how the heroes inspire Daniel to be brave and fight for his beliefs.

Overall, Tall Tale is an enjoyable and family-friendly adventure movie that will delight viewers of all ages. The performances by the lead actors, including Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, and Roger Aaron Brown, are excellent, and the movie's special effects are well done. The movie is a tribute to the timeless American folk heroes that have captivated audiences for generations, and it is well worth watching for anyone who loves a good adventure story.

Tall Tale is a 1995 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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  • Release Date
    1995
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (4,155)