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?


There's a line in the script that indicates that if 'Bill Clinton' lost his re-election campaign in 1996, there would be a change to the scene where Butt-head meets Chelsea Clinton. In the regular movie, she's folding clothes. But the scene was written so she could also be packing a suitcase instead with only a minor addition to the scene. See more »


In the end credit music listings for AC/DC's "Gone Shootin'", Malcolm Young's first name is misspelled as "Malcom". See more »


[after Beavis and Butt-head enter the motel room]
Muddy Grimmes: Man, Earl said you guys were young, but, jeez. Oh, well. As long as you can get the job done. What are your names?
Butt-head: Uh, Butt-head.
Beavis: Oh, I'm Beavis.
Muddy Grimmes: Well, that's all right. I'd rather not know your real names, anyway. Mine's Muddy.
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Crazy Credits

A big band version of Mr. Van Drissen's Lesbian Seagull song plays over the end credits. See more »


Spoofs Beetlejuice (1988) See more »


Lesbian Seagull
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Written by Tom Wilson Weinberg
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One of the best films of 1996
19 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beavis and Butthead Do America is as funny (if not funnier) than the television show. It looks at the two morons like never before (with intelligence). The plot involves the duo on a cross-country odyssey to "score". Along the way, we overhear the voices of Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman, Eric Bogosian, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Greg Kinnear and David Letterman. And of course, Mike Judge (who directed, co-wrote and voiced 5 characters) who created this (God help me for saying) satirical masterpiece brings this film to a fine edge that isn't lost years later. For it's fans it's entertaining, in spots hysterically funny, and even cool to an extent; it's a film that, in a way, should get more credit than it got, but as a film on a level of 'cult' status it ranks in the background of other comedy peaks from the X-ers of the 90s. Where else will you get Dave Letterman playing former Motley Crue roadies turned drifters?

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