Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

STEPHEN HEREK

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1989.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, De Laurentiis Film Partners, Interscope Communications, Nelson Entertainment, Soisson/Murphey Productions.  Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Two complete blockheads () are in danger of failing a high school history class until a magical telephone booth transports them to different eras in time. They meet Napoleon and Socrates (which they pronounce SO-krayts), survive the iron maiden and get back in time to make a presentation in front of the whole school. It’s totally bogus, dude, but it’s a lot of fun and a great entertainment for the pre-teen set. It was followed by an even more imaginative sequel and propelled Reeves towards the stardom that he would fulfill with Speed and The Matrix. Go-Gos pop star appears as Joan of Arc.

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