Tall Tale

(1995)

Overview

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 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, ending with a heroic confrontation in which the boy stands up to Stiles and his henchmen, and rallies his neighbors to fight back against land grabbers who want to destroy their town.

  1. Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Director

  2. Steve Bloom

    Writer

  3. Robert Rodat

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Patrick Swayze

    Patrick Swayze

    Pecos Bill

  2. Oliver Platt

    Oliver Platt

    Paul Bunyan

  3. Roger Aaron Brown

    Roger Aaron Brown

    John Henry

  4. Nick Stahl

    Nick Stahl

    Daniel Hackett

  5. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    J.P. Stiles

Full Cast & Crew

Tall Tale
Tall Tale

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 24, 1995
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $32,000,000.00

Revenue -

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