Tall Tale (1995)


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.

Tall Tale Viooz
Viooz Score: 6.3/10 from 35 votes
Release Date: 1995-03-24
Status: Released
Run time: 98 min / 1:38
Production Studio : Caravan Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

Tall Tale Casts

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
Burgess Meredith
as Old Man (uncredited)

Tall Tale Crew

Art Rick Heinrichs Art Direction
Camera Janusz KamiƄski Director of Photography
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Production Roger Birnbaum Producer
Editing Richard Chew Editor
Sound Randy Edelman Original Music Composer
Writing Robert Rodat Writer
Production Joe Roth Producer
Art Jerie Kelter Set Decoration
Production Bill Badalato Executive Producer
Directing Jeremiah S. Chechik Director
Writing Steve Bloom Writer
Art Eugenio Zanetti Production Design
Art Jim Dultz Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Wayne A. Finkelman Costume Design
Production Kirsten W. Welles Associate Producer