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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)
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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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Once... they made history. Now... they are history. See more »


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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie, when Wild Stallyns is auditioning for Battle of the Bands, and when Ted is introducing the princesses, he says "...the beautiful princesses from medieval England...", and turns away from the mike at the word "medieval", trying not to expose their time traveling. However, the sentence segment that came just before that was "celebrating their fifth year in the twentieth century". Also, in the birthday party scene, the cake says "Happy 521st Birthday". See more »

Goofs

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

In the television version of the film, the scene where Station is building the good robot Bill & Ted in the van on the way to the concert is extended. Death is sitting in the passenger's seat and asks Bill if he likes him. Bill still driving the van, replies 'Yeah' and offers Death a stick of gum. Death graciously accepts and shoves the piece (wrapper and all) in his mouth. He then spits it out saying, "I don't like gum". See more »

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Referenced in Diminishing Returns: Absolutely Fabulous (2016) See more »

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Performed by Love on Ice
Produced by Rick Parashar
Written by Dirk Sullivan, Dan Krueger & Stan Robinson
Published by Virgin Music, Inc. / Hair Pie Music
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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A non-heinous sequel!!!
8 October 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

I wouldn't dare say this film is better than the original, but it is very good in it's own right. The comedy in this film is just as good as the original though, there are so many scenes that get me laughing just thinking about them.

The story in this film is even more bizarre than the original, but that's what makes it so great. Peter Hewitt does a great job directing this film with a great cast. The core cast from the original film returns to their characters in this film and all do a fantastic job with their roles. I don't care what anyone says, I think Keanu Reeves is a great actor! I really enjoyed his portrayal of Ted in both of these films as I did Alex Winter's Bill. I was very happy to see George Carlin returning to the role of Rufus, very cool! Hal London Jr, who plays the part of Ted Logan's father does a really good job. The scene where Ted possesses his fathers body and Hal London Jr begins acting like Ted is a great scene, and he pulls it off impressively well. I can't forget to mention William Sadler as Death, he completely made the movie for me. The rest of the cast is quite good as well.

If you liked the first installment of the Bill and Ted series, then I would hope you would like this film as well. But, don't expect it to be as good as the original. I really hope you enjoy the film, thanks for reading,

-Chris


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Official Sites:

MGM

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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:

$38,039,850
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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