Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 December 1996 (USA)
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The dimwitted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Muddy Grimes (voice)
Dallas Grimes (voice)
Jacqueline Barba ...
FBI Agent Hurly (voice)
Pamela Blair ...
Flight Attendant / White House Tour Guide (voice)
Kristofor Brown ...
Man on Plane / Man in Confession Booth #2 / Old Guy / Jim (voice)
Tony Darling ...
French Dignitary (voice) (as Francis DuMaurier)
Jim Flaherty ...
Hoover Dam Guide / ATF Agent (voice)
Motley Crue Roadie #1 (voice) (as Earl Hofert)


Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it, and, who knows, maybe even score. On the way they encounter a murderous smuggler of a deadly virus and his treacherous wife, an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, a couple of rather familiar looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Dreesen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady and of course Mr. Anderson and his trailer. Can the Great Cornholio save the day? Uh-huh. Huh-huh. Written by Martin H. Booda <>

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Coming to a screen bigger than your TV.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for continuous crude sex-related humor and language, and for a drug-related scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beavis et Butt-Head se font l'Amérique  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,114,233 (USA) (20 December 1996)


$63,071,133 (USA) (11 April 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Broke the box office receipts record for an opening weekend in December until Scream 2 (1997) was released the following year. See more »


When the duo are on the plane to Las Vegas, the people sitting in the row immediately behind them changes - most easily seen as the man sitting on the aisle seat changing from a man in a vest (who later asks if there is corn in the dinner from another row on the opposite side of the plane) to a man in a business suit See more »


Butt-head: [Lifting up a trash can lid while searching for their TV] Uhhhh, it's not in here. Uh huh huh huh.
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Crazy Credits

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are not credited in the theatrical version, but are in the home video version. See more »


Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Rise of Arsenal #3 and #4 (2011) See more »


Lesbian Seagull
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Written by Tom Wilson Weinberg
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Don't mis-judge Mike Judge
14 May 2006 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I know a lot of you who have never seen Beavis and Butthead probably think very little of the show based on the low-brow nature of it (I was one of them), but if you give this movie a chance you'll see that it's actually as well written and at times as, dare I say, subtle as King of the Hill.

Beavis and Butthead have their TV stolen and when trying to get it back are mistaken for hit men by drunken drunk Muddy Grimes (Bruce Willis, as I was rather shocked to find out once the credits rolled), who sends them on a mission to 'do his wife' Dallas. Misinterpreting this as any horny teenagers would, B+B head to Las Vegas to carry out the terrible act. But we discover (they don't, however) that Dallas and Muddy are part of international weapons conspiracy and our two teen-aged heroes are being set-up to take the blame.

So, as they take off across the country, causing absolute mayhem wherever they go, the ATF closely follow, giving full body cavity searches to everyone and anyone they meet at the order of head honcho Agent Flemming (the late Robert Stack), who comes out with some brilliant, deadpan one-liners. The set-pieces are wonderful and the mushroom-induced dream sequence by Rob Zombie looks amazing.

Mike Judge's animation style also brilliant. Avoiding bright, primary colors used in shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Futurama, he uses mainly softer colors, pencil-effect scenery and water-color backgrounds. It's a sort of calming, easy-going animation style that he's totally made his own.

You should totally check-out this movie. Don't be put off by what you may have heard or may think of Beavis and Butthead. You'll be conning yourself out of loads of laughs if you do.

And look-out for Daria Morgendorfer in the 'Lesbian Seagull' scene.

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