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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

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Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Ted
Alex Winter ... Bill
George Carlin ... Rufus
Terry Camilleri ... Napoleon
Dan Shor ... Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman ... Socrates
Rod Loomis ... Freud
Al Leong ... Genghis Khan
Jane Wiedlin ... Joan of Arc
Robert V. Barron ... Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David ... Beethoven
Hal Landon Jr. ... Captain Logan
Bernie Casey ... Mr. Ryan
Amy Stoch ... Missy / Mom (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
J. Patrick McNamara ... Mr. Preston
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Storyline

In the small town of San Dimas, a few miles away from Los Angeles, there are two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan, they have a dream together of starting their own rock and roll band called the "Wyld Stallyns". Unfortunately, they are still in high school and on the verge of failing out of their school as well, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted's father sending him to military school. But, what Bill and Ted do not know is that they must stay together to save the future. So, a man from the future named Rufus came to help them pass their report. So, both Bill and Ted decided to gather up historical figures which they need for their report. They are hoping that this will help them pass their report so they can stay together. Written by John Wiggins

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Time flies when you're having fun. See more »


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dudes See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,167,651, 20 February 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,485,039
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Australian band "Space Desert" has an EP called "Forrest Gump II", but none of the songs are about Forrest Gump (1994). It is in fact about Bill and Ted, and even quote lines from the film, and include a snippet of an interview with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter explaining the meaning of the word "Bodacious". See more »

Goofs

When Bill and Ted tell Socrates in his original time, 410 B.C., that they're dust in the wind, Socrates says, "Yes! Like the sands of the hourglass!" Although the joke is that he's unknowingly quoting the opening of Days of Our Lives, the hourglass was first introduced in Europe in the 8th century A.D. See more »

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[first lines]
Rufus: Hi, welcome to the future. San Dimas, California, 2688. And I'm telling you it's great here. The air is clean, the water's clean, even the dirt, it's clean. Bowling averages are way up, mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent water slides than any other planet we communicate with. I'm telling you this place is great! But it almost wasn't. You see, 700 years ago, the two great ones, ran into a few problems. So now I have to travel back in time to help them out. If ...
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Alternate Versions

In the Television version, there are a few minor dialogue edits. For example, in the scene where Ted falls down a flight of stairs in a suit of armor and a "medieval dude" run the suit through, Bill says to the man who did that "You killed Ted you medieval Dickweed", the Dialogue is changed to "You killed Ted you medieval 'Bonehead'" See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.33 (2010) See more »

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Dancing With A Gypsy
Written by Anthony Corder, Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, and John Patterson
Published by Corder Music and Ardent / Loala Music
Performed by Tora Tora
Produced by Joe Hardy and Paul Ebersold
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Switch off your brain and enjoy the ride!
16 April 2003 | by xxlittlekittenxxSee all my reviews

This movie rules. Am I afraid to admit it? Nope, 'cause it's the truth! I know by reading some of my reviews I sound like some stuffy person who doesn't like any fluffy comedies or unintelligent humor, but that's not always the case. Yes, there are good fluffy comedies that promise a really fun watch.

I can't even count how many times I've seen this movie, but somehow it never gets old. 'Bill and Ted' is of course NOT a great movie, but it never pretends to be one, and I guess that's why I like it so much.

I've always had a huge fascination with the idea of time travel (why else would I love 'Back to the Future' so much?), and this movie actually makes it look really, really fun. Not to mention that Bill and Ted's mispronunciation of the historical figures' names ("So-crates!") makes it all the more hilarious.

Did I mention that Rufus is totally awesome? No? Well go ahead and kick me in the face!


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