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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

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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Bill & Ted party on! See more »


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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)

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$38,037,513 (USA)
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At first, the studio executives adamantly said "No Way!" to the idea of Bill and Ted dying, but the creators and actors were firm, realizing that it was too good an idea not to do. See more »

Goofs

In Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, princess Joanna, ends up with Ted, whereas Princess Elizabeth ends up with Bill. However, in Bogus Journey, Ted is with Elizabeth and Bill is with Joanna. See more »

Quotes

[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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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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FOR THE LOVE (OF MUSIC)
(uncredited)
Performed by Neverland
Produced by Tim Palmer
Written by Patrick Sugg, Dean Ortega, Gary Lee & Scott Garrett
Published by Virgin Songs, Inc. / Velvet Coyote Music / Red Music / Virgin Music, Inc. / Mother Flight Music / Guess What? Music
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Pushing the ridiculous too far
30 August 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

As I was watching the first Bill&Ted I was thinking that it represents the end of an era, the 80's, where studios would risk on a fun movie that didn't take itself at all seriously. The sequel, unfortunately, is "bogus". They push it all too far, they remove from the fun of the first and they push the movie all over the place: evil despots, robots, Death, The Devil and God. If in the first movie the pleasure was to watch the hapless Bill & Ted, in this film William Sadler steals the spot.

Bottom line: while still a little funny, it was a lot more boring than the first film. Studios didn't do it for fun this time, they just wanted to cash on the success of the Excellent Adventures. In view of 2015 rumors about a third part to be released, I wonder if the... franchise, I guess we must call it, will regain its irreverent fun side or be yet another reboot of a sequel that is a prequel of a previous reboot, as is the custom nowadays.


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