Set at the turn of the last century, Pecos Bill, John Henry and Paul Bunyan blaze a legendary trail across America as they save a young boy and his family whose home is threatened by a greedy robber baron.
Nick Stahl - Film & television actor, SIN CITY
Scott Glenn - Actor, JOURNEY TO THE END OF NIGHT, W.
Joe Grifasi - Supporting Actor
Patrick Swayze - American actor/dancer/singer, DIRTY DANCING
Burgess Meredith - American actor
Catherine O'Hara - Emmy-winning American actress, BEETLE JUICE,
John P. Ryan - American actor
John Ryan - American actor
Jeremiah Chechik - American Director
Oliver Platt - Actor, BEETHOVEN
Robert Rodat - Screenwriter
Roger Aaron Brown - Supporting Actor
Steve Bloom - Screenwriter
William H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
W. H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
Moira Harris - Actress/"Fantasist"
Stephen Lang - American Supporting Actor
When young Daniel Hacket's family farm is threatened by a ruthless businessman, he runs away with the land deed tucked away for safe keeping. He finds himself magically transported to a mysterious, wide-open desert, where he meets the mythical Pecos Bill, who agrees to help the young boy home. On the way, they pick up some of Bill's friends, including Paul Bunyon and John Henry, who enlist in the fight to save the family farm. In the end, Daniel learns that nothing's impossible if he only believes.
Full title: "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill." The subtitle was used only in promotional material; it was never used in the film itself.
"...Exceptionally handsome....Acting honors go to Glenn..." -- Rating: B+ - 08/11/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.62
"...TALL TALE is a lavishly produced, robustly entertaining Old West fantasy....The most special effect is the unaffected sincerity of Swayze's thoroughly engaging performance..." - 03/20/1995 Variety
"...Mr. Platt is pleasant..." - 03/24/1995 New York Times, p.C16
"...Mighty good....[The film] captures the mythic spaciousness of tall tales. It's a Disney kidfest re-imagined with a poet's eye..." - 03/24/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F8
"...The movie is visually gorgeous, with shots like a mountain meadow afloat in orange butterflies. And the production design is imaginative..." - 03/24/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.31