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Bill & Ted Face the Music [2020] (1 disc)

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Director:Dean Parisot
Writer:Chris Matheson
Ed Solomon
Composer:Mark Isham
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Family
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Synopsis: Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.


Reaction: Fun, imaginative, and very odd. Enjoyable and a nice way to end a rather unique trilogy, but it seems to be a touch unfocused at times.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Dean Parisot => Director
Chris Matheson => Writer / Ugly Demon
Ed Solomon => Writer / Stupid Demon
Mark Isham => Composer
'Weird Al' Yankovic => Guy Playing Accordion (uncredited)
Al Vicente => Lead Scientist
Alex Winter => Bill
Amy Stoch => Missy Preston
Anthony Carrigan => Dennis Caleb McCoy
Artis Burney => Buddha
Beck Bennett => Deacon
Bill Prady => Scientist
Bridget Nicole Andrews => Cleopatra
Brigette Lundy-Paine => Billie
Daniel Dorr => Mozart
Dave Grohl => Dave Grohl
DazMann Still => Jimi Hendrix
Eliana Ruiz => Indira Gandhi
Erinn Hayes => Elizabeth
George Carlin => Rufus Hologram (archive footage)
Georgia Cohran => Harriet Tubman
Hal Landon Jr. => Chief Logan
Holland Taylor => The Great Leader
Jared Bankens => Jesus / Young Ted
Jayma Mays => Joanna
Jeremiah Craft => Louis Armstrong
Jillian Bell => Dr. Taylor Wood
Keanu Reeves => Ted
Kid Cudi => Kid Cudi
Kimberly Stockton => Queen Elizabeth
Kristen Schaal => Kelly
Ned Yousef => Gandhi
Patty Anne Miller => Grom
Reece Loustalot => Babe Ruth
Samara Weaving => Thea
Sharon Gee => Ling Lun
William E. Harris => George Washington (as William Harris)
William Sadler => Death
Xavier Leblanc => Pharaoh

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Dave Grohl: The guy who asks Bill and Ted who they are and what they are doing in his house is played by the lead vocalist and guitarist of Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana, whose breakthrough album "Nevermind" was released just two months after Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).
  • Some of the cameos during the end credits include comedy-songwriter 'Weird Al' Yankovic, [?] Guillermo Rodriguez from Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), and British actor [?] Nathan Head.
  • [?] Edward Van Halen was offered a cameo in the film but was "unavailable" due to illness, and eventually passed away.
  • Samara Weaving won the role of Thea in this movie after Keanu Reeves found out that she was the niece of Hugo Weaving. Keanu had worked with Hugo on The Matrix (1999) trilogy.
  • Alex Winter (Bill), Keanu Reeves (Ted), Hal Landon Jr. (Captain Logan), Amy Stoch (Missy), Ed Solomon (Stupid Demon) and Chris Matheson (Ugly Demon) are the only actors to appear in all three ["Bill & Ted" films] in newly shot material. However, George Carlin (Rufus), who died in 2008, appears in archive footage from the first film.
  • To prepare for his role as Bill, Alex Winter took acting lessons again as he was busy with his filmmaking career.
  • In May 2020, Alex Winter launched a social media appeal for members of the public to submit 30-second video clips of themselves rocking out to a music clip from the film, with some of the clips being selected and used in the finished film.
  • In this film, Kelly is Rufus' daughter. The late George Carlin played Rufus in the first two [Bill & Ted films] and his real-life daughter's name is Kelly. The "Kelly" role is named as a way to recognize and honor Carlin.
  • The Princesses, Joanna and Elizabeth, have never been played by the same actresses in any of the films. In Excellent Adventure they were played by Kimberley Kates and Diane Franklin. In Bogus Journey, [?] Sarah Trigger and [?] Annette Azcuy replaced them, and now Jayma Mays and Erinn Hayes take the roles.
  • When dialing infinity Ted speaks the number sequences "2718" (pause) "1828". The natural base of logarithms "e" is 2.718281828...
  • During filming in a neighborhood in Louisiana, the cast and crew were often greeted by local residents. One day, Keanu Reeves noticed a sign on a lawn that read "You're breathtaking". He stopped, got out of the car, went to the sign and autographed it. After finding out who the sign belonged to, he went to the family and posed for a photo with them.
  • Alt. Rock band [?] Weezer released an original song {Beginning of the End (Wyld Stallions Edit)} as the first single for the film's soundtrack on August 14, 2020. [?] Weezer's first gig was a closing act for the Alt. Rock band [?] Dogstar in 1992, which Keanu Reeves was a member of at the time.