Tall Tale (film) A strong-willed boy conjures up a trio of legendary Old West characters—John Henry, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill—to help him save the family farm and their entire way of life on the American frontier. With the help of his larger-than-life pals and a steadfast determination, the boy heroically confronts the archetypal bad guy, J.P. Stiles, to achieve the impossible. Released on March 24, 1995. Directed by Jeremiah Chechik. In association with Caravan Pictures. Stars Scott Glenn (J.P. Stiles), Oliver Platt (Paul Bunyan), Stephen Lang (Jonas Hackett), Roger Aaron Brown (John Henry), Nick Stahl (Daniel Hackett), Catherine O’Hara (Calamity Jane), Patrick Swayze (Pecos Bill). Filmed in CinemaScope. 96 min. Locations throughout the West included the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, Monument Valley in Utah, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon in Arizona, and Death Valley in California. Released on video in 1995. Advertised with the title: Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill.