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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

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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Robert Noble ...
Bach
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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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Bill & Ted party on! See more »


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19 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bill & Ted Go to Hell  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,037,513 (USA)
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William Sadler played an executioner and the titular character in the very first episode of The Tales From The Crypt television series named "The Man Who Was Death" two years earlier. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, during the montage of newspaper/magazine covers that reveal world events that occur due to the influence of Wyld Stallyns, the final headline makes the announcement that the band will play Mars 'Station'. However, this image is superimposed on a false-color rendering of the planet Venus. This may have been played for intentional comical effect, given the 'clueless' nature of the duo, though it is likely just a mistake. See more »

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[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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Tommy the Cat
Written, Performed & Produced by Primus
Published by Sturgeon
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Pushing the ridiculous too far
30 August 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

As I was watching the first Bill&Ted I was thinking that it represents the end of an era, the 80's, where studios would risk on a fun movie that didn't take itself at all seriously. The sequel, unfortunately, is "bogus". They push it all too far, they remove from the fun of the first and they push the movie all over the place: evil despots, robots, Death, The Devil and God. If in the first movie the pleasure was to watch the hapless Bill & Ted, in this film William Sadler steals the spot.

Bottom line: while still a little funny, it was a lot more boring than the first film. Studios didn't do it for fun this time, they just wanted to cash on the success of the Excellent Adventures. In view of 2015 rumors about a third part to be released, I wonder if the... franchise, I guess we must call it, will regain its irreverent fun side or be yet another reboot of a sequel that is a prequel of a previous reboot, as is the custom nowadays.


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