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Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Avdentures of Pecos Bill, is a 1995 family Western movie starring Patrick Swayze, Nick Stahl, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Scott Glenn, Catherine O'Hara, and Jared Harris. It was directed by Jeremiah S. Checkik, written by Steve Bloom and Robert Rodat, produced by Caravan Pictures, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It premiered on March 24, 1995.

Synopsis

The film tells a story about a boy named Daniel Hackett (Nick Stahl) who must save his father's farm. His father, Jonas (Stephen Lang), runs it in a place called Paradise Valley, but his land is coveted by a greedy developer, J.P. Stiles (Scott Glenn). Daniel looks longingly at postcards of New York City while growing increasingly skeptical of his father's tales of legendary folk heroes. Then, through a series of incredible adventures, he meets up with the legends that his father has spoken about: cowboy Pecos Bill (Patrick Swayze), lumberjack Paul Bunyan (Oliver Platt), and ex-slave and strongman John Henry (Roger Aaron Brown). They each hook up with Daniel and becomes involved in an increasingly bitter and boisterous fight against Stiles, whose plans to buy up land threaten the very strength of the folk heroes and the well-being of the common people.

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Production

Filming locations include Barstow, California, Carbondale, Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Utah's San Juan River, and Monument Valley, United States.

Box office

The film flopped domestically and worldwide, and did not make back its $32,000,000 budget. It made $3,046,181 in its opening weekend in the United States, eventually earning a total domestic gross of $8,247,627. It made $2,800,000 at the foreign box office, for a total worldwide gross of only $11,047,627.[citation needed]

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