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?

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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