History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can’t spell! Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) are high school seniors on the verge of failing history. Their only hope is to deliver an impressive final report on how people from the past would view the world today.
“A nonstop giggle from start to finish, this beguiling grab-bag of time-travel clichés, hard-rock music and Valley-speaking cool dudes is a flawless junk movie.” – Alan Jones, Radio Times
Their success is also the only hope for the citizens of the future, who rely on the music of Bill and Ted’s rockin’ band, Wyld Stallyns, to fuel their idyllic society. That’s why Rufus (George Carlin) is sent back in time to help the guys pass history and keep the band together. Using Rufus’ phone booth time machine, the two dazed and confused metal-heads kidnap a dream team of historical luminaries (including Napoleon, Socrates, Genghis Khan and Joan of Arc) in the world’s most epic phone booth stuffing stunt so they can speak at their presentation and help deliver a most excellent grade on their final and save the world! Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is dumb ‘80s comedy at its absolute finest– set in San Dimas, CA, shot in Phoenix, AZ and filled to the brim with totally hilarious buddy chemistry between Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, it’s definitely non-non-non-non-non-heinous! (Dir. by Stephen Herek, 1989, USA, 90 mins., Rated PG)