Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989): Panel in the Commercial Franchise, Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter

A panel of the popular franchise, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a sci-fi comedy directed by Stephen Herek and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin.

The plot follows slacker friends Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves), who travel through time to assemble historical figures for their high school history presentation.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was a commercial success at the box office, earning $40.5 million against a $6.5 million budget.

A sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, was released in July 1991.

A third film, Bill & Ted Face the Music, was released on August 28, 2020.

Cast

Keanu Reeves as Ted ‘’Theodore’’ Logan
Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esq.
George Carlin as Rufus
Terry Camilleri as Napoleon Bonaparte
Dan Shor as Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman as Socrates
Rod Loomis as Sigmund Freud
Al Leong as Genghis Khan
Jane Wiedlin as Joan of Arc
Robert V. Barron as Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David as Ludwig van Beethoven
Hal Landon Jr. as Captain Jonathan Logan, Ted’s and Deacon’s father
Bernie Casey as Mr. Ryan, Bill and Ted’s history teacher