Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


1989 - 90 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.35 : 1
US release date: February 17, 1989
De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Soisson/Murphey Productions
Interscope Communications, Nelson Entertainment
Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,167,651 (USA) (1,196 Screens)

Plot

In the small town of San Dimas, a few miles away from Los Angeles, there are two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan, they have a dream together of starting their own rock and roll band called the "Wyld Stallyns". Unfortunately, they are still in high school and on the verge of failing out of their school as well, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted's father sending him to military school. But, what Bill and Ted do not know is that they must stay together to save the future. So, a man from the future named Rufus came to help them pass their report. So, both Bill and Ted decided to gather up historical figures which they need for their report. They are hoping that this will help them pass their report so they can stay together.

Cast

Ted Logan - Keanu Reeves
Bill S. Preston, Esq. - Alex Winter
Rufus - George Carlin
Napoleon - Terry Camilleri
Billy the Kid - Dan Shor
Socrates - Tony Steedman
Dr. Sigmund Freud - Rod Loomis
Genghis Khan - Al Leong
Joan of Arc - Jane Wiedlin
Abraham Lincoln - Robert Barron
Ludwig van Beethoven - Clifford David
Captain Logan - Hal Landon Jr.
Mr. Ryan - Bernie Casey
Missy Preston - Amy Stock-Poynton
Mr. Preston - J. Patrick McNamara

 





Director

Director - Stephen Herek

Writing credits

Writer - Chris Matheson
Writer - Ed Solomon

Producer

Associate producer - W.K. Border
Executive producer - Robert W. Cort
Co-executive producer - Stephen Deutsch
Executive producer - Ted Field
Producer - Scott Kroopf
Producer - Michael S. Murphey
Producer - Joel Soisson