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Tall Tale (1995)

PG
96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his ...See moreA young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded by the villainous Stiles, his first urge is for his family to flee the danger, and give up their life on a farm which Daniel has come to despise anyway. Going alone to a lake to try to decide what to do, he falls asleep on a boat and wakes to find himself in the wild west, in the company of such "tall tale" legends as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Calamity Jane. Together, they battle the same villains Daniel is facing in his "real" world. Written by Sean Parlaman See less
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Director
Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)
Writers
Steve Bloom (as Steven L. Bloom) | Robert Rodat
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Budget
$32,000,000
Opening weekend
$3,046,181
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,247,627
Gross (World)
$11,047,627
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Release date
Mar 24, 1995 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Patrick Swayze
Pecos Bill Pecos Bill   See fewer
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Oliver Platt
Paul Bunyan Paul Bunyan   See fewer
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Roger Aaron Brown
John Henry John Henry   See fewer
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Nick Stahl
Daniel Hackett Daniel Hackett   See fewer
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Scott Glenn
J.P. Stiles J.P. Stiles   See fewer
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Stephen Lang
Jonas Hackett Jonas Hackett   See fewer
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Jared Harris
Head Thug Pug Head Thug Pug   See fewer
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Catherine O'Hara
Calamity Jane Calamity Jane   See fewer
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Moira Sinise
Sarah Hackett (as Moira Harris) Sarah Hackett (as Moira Harris)   See fewer
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Joe Grifasi
Man in Top Hat (as Joseph Grifasi) Man in Top Hat (as Joseph Grifasi)   See fewer
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Bert Kramer
Bronson Bronson   See fewer
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Eric Lawson
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Bill Rodgers
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Susan Barnes
Hag in Alley Hag in Alley   See fewer
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John Nance
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Mike Moroff
Bar Room Bully Bar Room Bully   See fewer
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Richard Zobel
Barkeep Barkeep   See fewer
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Michael J. Kosta
Farmer #1 Farmer #1   See fewer
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Timothy G. Riley
Farmer #2 (as Timothy Glenn Riley) Farmer #2 (as Timothy Glenn Riley)   See fewer
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Darwyn Swalve
Lumberjack #1 Lumberjack #1   See fewer
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Jay S. York
Lumberjack #2 Lumberjack #2   See fewer
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Kevin Brown
Bettor #1 Bettor #1   See fewer
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E.B. Myers
Bettor #2 Bettor #2   See fewer
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James Oscar Lee
Spectator Spectator   See fewer
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Sal Jenco
Big Jim Big Jim   See fewer
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Michael
Widowmaker Widowmaker   See fewer
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Ronnie
Widowmaker Widowmaker   See fewer
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Niko
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Luke
Babe Babe   See fewer
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Bell
Babe Babe   See fewer
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Kit
Cold Molasses Cold Molasses   See fewer
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Kaye
Cold Molasses Cold Molasses   See fewer
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Violet
Hairless Cat Hairless Cat   See fewer
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Dudley
Dancing Dog Dancing Dog   See fewer
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Sampson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Manny
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Moe
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Nick
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William H. Macy
Railroad Magnate (uncredited) Railroad Magnate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Burgess Meredith
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Nahin
Town Drunk (uncredited) Town Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sean O'Kane
Additional Voice (uncredited) Additional Voice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Swartz
Store Worker (uncredited) Store Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Teebo
Banker (uncredited) Banker (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 3,081 votes