Bill and Ted are two California high school losers who can't even play instruments but have a band called "Wyld Stallions" (Bill and Ted introduced air guitar to the rest of America outside of LA). The duo want to learn to play and stuff, but they have to graduate from high school and in order to do that they have to get an A+ on their history final.
Enter Rufus (George Carlin). Rufus is from the future, a future where peace reigns thanks to the music of Bill and Ted. However, if they don't pass that final, all of Rufus' society will be wiped into oblivion. So, he let's the bumbling duo borrow his time traveling phone booth (anybody seen Doctor Who) and travel throughout history picking up famous people to help them with their report. Abe Lincoln, Sigmund Freud, Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid, Beethoven, and Napolean are all along for the ride. But while Bill and Ted have to find Napolean (ditched by his babysitter) the men and woman of history run wild in the mall and are arrested.
The movie is hilarious. True it is totally anachronistic and doesn't follow time travel theory at all, but because it never takes itself seriously, one can relish in the humor. The movie haunted Keanu Reeves' career and the surfer in the actor never left him until he made THE MATRIX. And the rest is, as they say, history.
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