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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Details

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With only a few days before their high-school graduation, it looks like airheaded rock star wannabes Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are doomed to flunk all their finals. The boys' long-suffering teacher (Bernie Casey) gives them one more chance. If they can ace a presentation on the topic of how a famous historical personality might react to modern times, they will be allowed to pass. If not, Ted's dad will plunk the boy into military school, thereby breaking up the boys' garage band permanently. Bill and Ted receive unexpected aid from a very unexpected source: Rufus (George Carlin), an Emissary from the Future. It seems that in Rufus's time, Bill and Ted's rock music is the basis of all society-and if their band is aborted, Rufus's world will no longer exist. Thus, Bill and Ted are whisked off in a time machine (actually a telephone booth) to retrieve a few historical characters--including Joan of Arc, Abe Lincoln, Napoleon and Beethoven--as "eyewitnesses" for their crucial oral exam. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure inspired both a sequel (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) and a Saturday morning cartoon series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 17, 1989

Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Ted "Theodore" Logan
Alex Winter
as Bill S. Preston
George Carlin
as Rufus
Bernie Casey
as Mr. Ryan
Terry Camilleri
as Napoleon
Dan Shor
as Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman
as Socrates
Jane Wiedlin
as Joan of Arc
Robert V. Barron
as Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Hal Landon, Jr.
as Capt. Logan
Amy Stock-Poynton
as Missy/Mom
J. Patrick McNamara
as Mr. Preston
Jim Cody Williams
as Bearded Cowboy
Richard Alexander
as Bowling Alley Manager
William Robbins
as Ox
Al Leong
as Genghis Khan
Carol Gossler
as Aerobic Instructor
Chris Matheson
as Ugly Waiter
Claudia Templeton
as Aerobic Saleswoman
Tom Dugan
as 2nd Neanderthal
Diane Franklin
as Princess Joanna
Dusty O'Dee
as Old West Ugly Dude
Ed Solomon
as Stupid Waiter
Fee Waybill
as One of "The Three Most Important People In The World"
Frazier Bain
as Deacon
James Bowbitch
as John the Serf
Heather Pittman
as Kerry
Kimberley Kates
as Princess Elizabeth
John Clure
as Tatooed Cowboy
John Karlsen
as Evil Duke
Anne Machette
as Buffy
Lisa Rubin
as Girl at Mall
Marjean Holden
as Student Speaker
Mark Ogden
as 1st Neanderthal
Ron Althoff
as Security Guard
Ruth Pittman
as Daphne
Stanzi Stokes
Steve Rotblatt
as Police Psychiatrist

Crew

Stephen Herek
Director
Joel Soisson
Producer
Stephen Deutsch
Producer
Ted Field
Producer
Robert W. Cort
Producer
Ed Solomon
Screenwriter
Chris Matheson
Screenwriter
Tim Suhrstedt
Cinematographer
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Larry Bock
Editor
Gordon White
Art Director
Joel Soisson
Co-producer
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Jennifer Williams
Set Designer
Jill M. Ohanneson
Costume Designer
Dan Bradley
Stunts
Brad Jeffries
Choreography
Stephen Deutsch
Co-Executive Producer
Daniel Marc
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