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.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science-fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation.
The film was written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon and directed by Stephen Herek. It stars Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, Keanu Reeves as Ted “Theodore” Logan, and George Carlin as Rufus. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure received generally positive reviews upon release and was commercially successful. It is now considered a cult classic. A sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, was released two years later.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman,Jane Wiedlin, Amy Stoch, J. Patrick McNamara
Screenplay by: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Production Design by:
Cinematography by: Timothy Suhrstedt
Film Editing by: Larry Bock, Patrick Rand
Costume Design by: Jill M. Ohanneson
Set Decoration by: Jennifer Williams
Art Direction by: Gordon White
Music by: David Newman
Distributed by: Orion Pictures, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Release Date: February 17, 1989