Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.


Dean Parisot
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Ted
Alex Winter ... Bill
Kristen Schaal ... Kelly
Samara Weaving ... Thea
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Billie
William Sadler ... Death
Anthony Carrigan ... Dennis Caleb McCoy
Erinn Hayes ... Elizabeth
Jayma Mays ... Joanna
Hal Landon Jr. ... Chief Logan
Beck Bennett ... Deacon
Kid Cudi ... Kid Cudi
Amy Stoch ... Missy
Holland Taylor ... The Great Leader
Jillian Bell ... Dr. Taylor Wood


Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020, this film ended up being simultaneously released theatrically and on premium pay per view (PPV) platforms in the U.S. However, after complaints from foreign cinema chains and an industry backlash against Disney especially for bypassing cinemas with their live action Mulan (2020) remake ( which went straight to premium PPV), Warner Bros, who are handling the foreign sales, have apparently been reluctant to follow the U.S. example and have announced the film will not be getting the simultaneous PPV release in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Australia as well as many other countries. See more »


Bill and Ted are essentially morons, having nearly flunked out of high school. Despite this, when Ted looks at the watch, which reads 6:19, in a split second said that they had 58 minutes left which means that he either knows the math trick or he is really fast with math. See more »


[first lines]
Thea: Ready, B?
Billie: Ready, T.
Thea: Okay.
Billie: This is the story of our most excellent dads.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene, after the credits, where old Bill and Ted have a final jam in the retirement home. See more »


Those Who Rock
Written by Ed Solomon, Chris Matheson, Ben Jaffe & Wendy Wang
Performed by Wyld Stallyns
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Like the first two movies if you took all the jokes out
12 February 2021 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

When I saw there was a new B&T movie I thought these old men playing those same characters was bound to be terrible, but then I saw all these film critics saying that the movie actually turned out quite well. I wish I'd seen the movie they saw, because this one was pretty bad.

There are a few good things in Face the Music. The plot is a typically intricate B&T time-loop paradox, as the protagonists travel forward in time in search of their masterpiece while their carbon-copy daughters travel backwards in search of help, leading to a surprisingly clever but completely ridiculous finale. And Brigette Lundy-Paine is wonderful as Billie, perfectly capturing Keanu Reeve's physicality.

On the other hand, during the entire movie there were only 4 or 5 times when I actually laughed. Not belly laughs, just little ones. The movie is simply not funny. I'm not even sure it's *trying* to be funny.

At one point in the movie Dave Groh came up and I asked my girlfriend, "who's Dave Groh." She said for her that question was the funniest thing that happened during the movie.

Face the Music is kind of likable and a little sweet, and the story kept me generally engaged. But it's simply a comedy virtually devoid of humor, so I can't recommend it. But if they make a Billy & Thea sequel I might consider watching if they also get some different writers.

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Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Bill & Ted Face the Music See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,125,007, 30 August 2020

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2.39 : 1
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