Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey

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Interscope Communications / Nelson entertainment Released 1991

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Director:
Peter Hewitt
Released:
1991
Rating:
PG

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey follows excellent duo, Ted "Theodore" Logan and Bill S. Preston, Esq., as they tackle their evil robotic clones, being sent to Hell, and competing against the Grim Reaper as they try to make it back to Earth to compete in the Fourth Annual San Dimas Battle of the Bands. Sometime in the future, Chuck De Nomolos manages to steal the traveling phone booth in a bid to remove Bill and Ted's potential peaceful influence on the future. Replacing the two with killer robots, the two find themselves launched directly to hell where they have to face some of the worst horrors known to man, like the Easter Bunny, an evil kissing grandmother, and a drill sergeant, in order to fight their way back to Earth. With the help of Death, can Bill and Ted make it in time to stop De Nomolos from ruining the future?

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Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A riot of visual invention and weird humor that works on its chosen sub-moronic level, and on several others as well, including some fairly sophisticated ones.

  • 60

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Amusing but sloppy and overcomplicated.

  • 50

    Variety

    These guileless airheads with the outrageous vocabulary are obviously a beloved creation, and filmmakers might have gotten more mileage if they'd rooted their adventure a bit more ...

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    • Production Budget - $20,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $38,037,513 (34th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $73,725,916

    • Filming locations include:
      Northridge, Los Angeles, California
      San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
      Agua Dulce, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Whoa dude! Pressed hams!
      2. It's a trip.
      3. Bill & Ted party on!
      4. Once... they made history. Now... they are history.
      5. Hell Hath No Pizza.

    • Music:
      The Reaper
      Written and performed by Steve Vai
      Shout It Out
      Performed by Slaughter
      Written by Mark Slaughter & Dana Strum
      The Perfect Crime
      Performed by Faith No More
      Written by Faith No More
      Showdown
      Performed by Love on Ice
      Written by Dirk Sullivan, Dan Krueger & Stan Robinson
      Go To Hell
      Performed by Megadeth
      Written by Dave Mustaine & Megadeth
      Battle Stations
      Performed by Winger
      Written by Kip Winger & Reb Beach
      Junior's Gone Wild
      Performed by King's X
      Written by Douglas T. Pinnick, Ty R. Taylor & Jerry Gaskill
      Dream Of A New Day
      Performed by Richie Kotzen
      Written by Richie Kotzen
      For the Love (Of Music)
      Performed by Neverland
      Written by Patrick Sugg, Dean Ortega, Gary Lee & Scott Garrett
      Candy Show Theme
      Written and Performed byJulian Nott
      Tommy the Cat
      Written and Performed by Primus
      My Honey's Lovin' Arms
      Written by Herman Ruby & Joseph Meyer
      God Gave Rock N' Roll To You II
      Performed by KISS
      Written by Russ Ballard, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons & Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin)
      Happy Birthday To You
      Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
      The Reaper Rap
      Written, Performed & Produced by Steve Vai
      Vocals by Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland,
      Chelcie Ross, Terry Finn & Roy Brocksmith
      For the Love (Of Music)
      Written by Patrick Sugg, Dean Ortega, Gary Lee & Scott Garrett
      Performed by Neverland

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