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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

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The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

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Mike Judge, Mike de Seve (as Mike DeSeve) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Judge ... Beavis / Butt-Head / Tom Anderson / Mr. Van Driessen / Principal McVicker (voice)
Bruce Willis ... Muddy Grimes (voice)
Demi Moore ... Dallas Grimes (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Old Woman on Plane and Bus (voice)
Robert Stack ... ATF Agent Flemming (voice)
Jacqueline Barba Jacqueline Barba ... FBI Agent Hurly (voice)
Pamela Blair Pamela Blair ... Flight Attendant / White House Tour Guide (voice)
Eric Bogosian ... Ranger at Old Faithful / White House Press Secretary / Lieutenant at Strategic Air Command (voice)
Kristofor Brown ... Man on Plane / Man in Confession Booth #2 / Old Guy / Jim (voice)
Tony Darling Tony Darling ... Motley Crue Roadie #2 / Tourist Man (voice)
John Doman ... Airplane Captain / White House Representative (voice)
Francis Dumaurier ... French Dignitary (voice) (as Francis DuMaurier)
Jim Flaherty Jim Flaherty ... Petrified Forest Recording (voice)
Tim Guinee ... Hoover Dam Guide / ATF Agent (voice)
David Letterman ... Motley Crue Roadie #1 (voice) (as Earl Hofert)
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Storyline

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 <booda@datasync.com>

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the success of the film, a sequel was planned to be released in 1999, but plans were eventually scrapped. Mike Judge has stated (as recently as 2019) that he is still interested in producing a sequel, though one is not in development. See more »

Goofs

Chelsea Clinton used a bedroom at the rear of the White House, not the front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Butt-head: This is cool.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the version aired on TNN May 26, 2002, in the scene where the FBI agents are talking after Beavis and Butt-Head leave the Hoover Dam, the word "terrorists" was replaced with "masterminds". See more »

Connections

Featured in Fountain (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls
Lyric by Rob Zombie
Music by Rob Zombie, Jay Yuenger (as J. Yuenger), Sean Yseult, John Tempesta and Charlie Clouser
Performed by White Zombie
Produced by Terry Date, Ulrich Wild and White Zombie
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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User Reviews

Better than you'd expect...
2 November 2005 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

This film spin-off from the MTV show featuring the archetypal juvenile slackers with an all-consuming passion for TV, rude words ("huh, huh-huh, you said anus,") and scoring with chicks (at which they are singularly unsuccessful) is pretty good considering the low level of the humour. The moronic duo wander through life completely unaware of both their innate doofishness and the trail of chaos they leave in their wake as they are mistakenly hired by a drunken low-life (voiced by Bruce Willis) to 'do' his sexy wife (Demi Moore) who has absconded with the macguffin they stole together. The genesis of Hank Hill from B&B creator Mike Judge's other show, King of the Hill, can be seen here in the character of Tom Anderson, a tourist who runs across Beavis and Butthead throughout the film. Anderson is older, but he bears a strong resemblance to Hill, and his voice is identical. There's a neat riff on monster movies at the start of the film, and a great satire of 70s cop shows during the credits, and while the jokes are mostly juvenile and silly, they're consistently amusing, which makes this film surprisingly funny and enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,114,233, 22 December 1996

Gross USA:

$63,118,386

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,118,386
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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