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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

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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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Peter Hewitt (as Pete Hewitt)

Writers:

Chris Matheson (characters), Ed Solomon (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Ted
Alex Winter ... Bill / Granny Preston
William Sadler ... Grim Reaper
Joss Ackland ... De Nomolos
Pam Grier ... Ms. Wardroe
George Carlin ... Rufus
Amy Stoch ... Missy (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
Jim Martin ... Sir James Martin
Hal Landon Jr. ... Captain Logan
Annette Azcuy ... Elizabeth
Sarah Trigger ... Joanna
Chelcie Ross ... Colonel Oats
Taj Mahal ... Gatekeeper
Robert Noble Robert Noble ... Bach
Hal Landon Sr. Hal Landon Sr. ... Thomas Edison
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

19 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,241,268, 21 July 1991

Gross USA:

$38,037,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,037,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2010, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter said that a script for Bill and Ted 3 was in the works and that they liked the story which takes place 20 years after this film. However, George Carlin passed away in 2008. See more »

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When Death falls from the sky after Bill and Ted are resurrected, he hits the ground wearing black and white shoes, when he had been always seen in bare feet. 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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Alternate Versions

Originally in Hell Bill and Ted met a demon who pulled a rat out of his mouth and made Bill and Ted break rocks. On the soundtrack, in the song Reaper Rap by Steve Vai, you can hear some of the lines that were cut. "Dude, I totally broke a rock!" "excellent!" "I kinda like this!" See more »

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God Gave Rock'n'Roll to You II
Performed by KISS
Produced by Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin)
Written by Russ Ballard, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons & Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin)
Published by Main Spring Music
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Pushing the ridiculous too far
30 August 2015 | by sideriteSee 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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