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.

  • Jeremiah S. Chechik

  • Steve Bloom
  • Robert Rodat

Release Date: 1995-03-24
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
  • Budget: $32,000,000
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
Paul Bunyan
Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn
J.P. Stiles
Roger Aaron Brown
Roger Aaron B...
John Henry
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayz...
Pecos Bill
Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl
Daniel Hackett
Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
Jonas Hackett
Jared Harris
Jared Harris
Head Thug Pug
Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'H...
Calamity Jane
Burgess Meredith
Burgess Mered...
Old Man (uncredited)
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