MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 217 this week

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 72,351 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 167 user | 77 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler
Animation | Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The further time travelling adventures of those two most excellent dudes.

Stars: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, George Carlin
Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
Wayne's World (1992)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Freaked (1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

Directors: Tom Stern, Alex Winter
Stars: Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Eduardo Ricard
Speed (1994)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The time traveling misadventures of two seemingly dumb teen metalheads.

Stars: Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy, Danny Breen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Tony Steedman ...
...
...
Robert V. Barron ...
Abraham Lincoln (as Robert Barron)
Rod Loomis ...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In the small town of San Dimas, a few miles away from Los Angeles, there are two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan, they have a dream together of starting their own rock and roll band called the "Wyld Stallyns". Unfortunately, they are still in high school and on the verge of failing out of their school as well, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted's father sending him to military school. But, what Bill and Ted do not know is that they must stay together to save the future. So, a man from the future named Rufus came to help them pass their report. So, both Bill and Ted decided to gather up historical figures which they need for their report. They are hoping that this will help them pass their report so they can stay together. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can't spell... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

17 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dudes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,485,039 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stevie Salas provides the fingering for Rufus during the jam session at the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

There is a heinous number of most egregious factual errors in the depiction of the famous historical dudes, their lives, their works, their time periods and the state of their hearing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rufus: Hi, welcome to the future. San Dimas, California, 2688. And I'm telling you it's great here. The air is clean, the water's clean, even the dirt, it's clean. Bowling averages are way up, mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent water slides than any other planet we communicate with. I'm telling you this place is great! But it almost wasn't. You see, 700 years ago, the two great ones, ran into a few problems. So now I have to travel back in time to help them out. If ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Stole P's HD Cart (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Not So Far Away
Written by Tom Cochrane
Published by Falling Sky Music and Arista Music, Inc.
(Administered by Arista Music)
Performed by Glen Burtnick
Produced by Glen Burtnick
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A Wild & Fun "History Lesson"
3 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to get upset at two very likable dummies who wouldn't hurt a fly. That's Bill and Ted, two Valley-type teens from back in the late '80s who play two really two guys who wind up going on a time-travel trip while trying to help themselves pass a history presentation.

I've always enjoyed time travel stories but they've all been fairly intelligent......not stupid, like this. However, this was still fun to watch. Any time you get to see Billy the Kid, Abraham Lincoln, Socrates, Beethoven, Napoleon, Joan of Arc and others all in the same movie - especially with these two modern-day airheads - is pretty entertaining.

Keanu Reeves was perfect for the role because he sounds stupid no matter role he plays! Alex Winter, I don't know. George Carlin has been goofy for 50 years so anything stupid he says wouldn't surprise me.

This is comedy at its lightest but it's pretty inoffensive, safe viewing for most anyone and if you need a laugh - even from something dumb - this would fill the bill.


17 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The thing that spoils this movie kendonald
Rating if it was released in 2013 dankdiesel
deloreon vs phonebooth jimminysnickety
Your favourite line? andy_s207
Freud holding a corn dog - missed opportunity rushe-place
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: Pro-Education brianamyers92
Discuss Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page