Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

1989 film directed by Stephen Herek

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy movie directed by Stephen Herek and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. It stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin.[4]

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Directed byStephen Herek
Written by
  • Chris Matheson (screenwriter)
Produced by
  • Scott Kroopf
  • Michael S. Murphey
  • Joel Soisson
CinematographyTimothy Suhrstedt
Edited by
  • Larry Bock
  • Patrick Rand
Music byDavid Newman
Distributed by
Release date
  • February 17, 1989 (1989-02-17)
Running time
90 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million[3]
Box office$40.5 million

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure received generally positive reviews, and was a success at the box office.

A sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey was released in July 1991. A third film, Bill & Ted Face the Music is in development and is scheduled to be released in August 2020.


  1. Thompson, Anne (March 16, 1989). "Profiting from youth In search for adult fare, studios overlook a hit". Chicago Tribune.
  2. "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. July 18, 1989. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  3. De Laurentiis PRODUCER'S PICTURE DARKENS: KNOEDELSEDER, WILLIAM K, Jr. Los Angeles Times August 30, 1987: 1.
  4. Willman, Chris (17 February 1989). "Movie Reviews : Adventure, Thy Name Is Not 'Bill & Ted'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved 29 May 2016.