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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)  »

Also Known As:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure II  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$38,037,513 (USA)

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Did You Know?


When Ted's father is taking de Nomolos away, Death (William Sadler) says "Book em, Danno," made famous in the original Hawaii 5-0. Sadler would later go on to play the role of Jack McGarrett in the reboot of Hawaii 5-0. See more »


At the Battle of the Bands, scorch marks suddenly appear on the evil robot heads shortly before Bill and Ted throw them away. This is from a deleted scene where DeNomolos fires at the boys; but they use the heads to block the shots. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

Very near the end of the end credits we hear a song with quotes earlier said by characters in the movie going over and over again, like a dj scratch. See more »


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Performed by Winger
Produced by Beau Hill
Written by Kip Winger & Reb Beach
Published by Virgin Songs, Inc. / Varseau Music, Inc. / Small Hope Music Ltd. / Blue 32 Music Ltd. / Juliankelly Music,
Inc. / Virgin Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Talk About a Hidden Gem of a Movie!
14 May 1999 | by (NY, US) – See all my reviews

I can't tell you how many times I saw the first Bill & Ted movie before ever seeing this sequel...because it was a sequel, so I figured it wouldn't be as good. I was wrong. I first saw it on television; my sister watched it with me. I couldn't stop laughing. She kept shaking her head, saying, "it's not funny, it's stupid" - but she kept laughing, too. How can you not laugh at the sight of Death playing Twister? Or, "You ugly, red, source of all evil!!" I loved the first movie, but I think the second, despite being darker, is funnier, more imaginative, and better written. William Sadler as Death was so, so, funny, so dead on (no pun intended), he deserved an Oscar nomination; this film made him one of my favorite character actors. Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves made Bill & Ted into airheads you root for. They're stupid, sure, but man are they good-hearted! So thumbs up from me; a third Bill & Ted movie would probably be too much, but they did go out in fine style. Catch you later, Bill & Ted!

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