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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  19 July 1991 (USA)
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A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

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The world of our distant future is a veritable utopia, thanks to the lyrics of two simple-minded 20th Century rock and rollers, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan. However, a would-be conquerer threatens to throw history off-track by sending "most non-non-heinous" evil robot Bill and Teds back to kill their good counterparts. Finding themselves dead, the boys must outwit the Grim Reaper and traverse Heaven and Hell to return to the land of the living, rescue their "babes" and have a "most triumphant" concert at the all-important Battle of the Bands. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure II  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,037,513 (USA)
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The guitars that Bill and Ted play are a Gibson SG Standard and a Gibson '59 Flying V. Ted plays two different color schemes on the V, while Bill's SG was the same throughout the movie See more »

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When Elizabeth and Joanna are being knocked out, a heap of clothes appears on the floor behind them. This is from a deleted scene where the evil robots dress up as each other. See more »

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[first lines]
Chuck De Nomolos: It is time. They have reached the second crucial turning point in their destiny. Their message is about to reach millions. But, we will change all that. When our mission is successful, no longer will the world be dominated by the legacy of these two fools! No longer will we hear this.
[plays air guitar]
Chuck De Nomolos: We will stop them now! Brothers and sisters, are we ready?
[everybody cocks their guns]
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GO TO HELL
Performed by Megadeth
Produced by Max Norman & Dave Mustaine
Written by Dave Mustaine & Megadeth
Used by permission of Mustaine Music / Elfson Music / Asteroth Music / Adam Martin Music
(all administered by Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc.)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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A Film That Puts The "Fun" Back In "Funny"
27 October 2000 | by (Boulder, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

Who says sequels can't be as good as originals? This movie proves that that is not always true. It was well-written, more mature, and just out-and-out funnier than its predecessor. Alex Winter once again showed great comic timing as Bill, although the film was absolutely stolen by William Sadler as Death ("Don't overlook MY butt. I work out every day, and reaping burns a lot of calories"). Some may call it stupid humor, but that's not really the case; the funniest scenes in the movie - such as the Twister scene or "20 Questions" - are original, well-played, and just plain clever. We all know Keanu Reeves has never been known so much for his acting, but he's above his average here, and Winter, Sadler, and George Carlin are all great fun.

Certainly this film can't appeal to everyone. If the idea of, say, Death playing Battleship, Clue, and Twister doesn't seem funny to you, you probably won't like it (although you may want to lighten up a little). If it does, well then you'll probably agree with me on this: Bill & Ted rock!!!


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