Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Trivia: The location where evil Bill and Ted try to kill Bill and Ted, a rock face, is the same rock face that James T Kirk is standing on in the Star Trek scene on TV seen earlier in the movie.

Jeff Walker

Trivia: The original title of this film was 'Bill and Ted go to Hell', but was changed for obvious reasons.

Jack's Revenge

Trivia: Much of the guitar work done in this film was by guitar hero Steve Vai, who also worked on PCU and, perhaps more famously amongst guitarists, Crossroads. Pretty much all the guitar licks which are played throughout the film when Bill & Ted play air guitar are played by Steve, as well as "The Reaper Rap" - in the end credits.

Sam Johnson

Trivia: The scene where Bill and Ted challenge Death at various games is a comic take on the opening of Ingmar Bergmen's The Seventh Seal, the film that taught Americans to read subtitles.

Trivia: The actor who plays Death (William Sadler) also appears as an English man who is watching the Battle of the Bands with this wife on television near the end of the movie.

Trivia: The chant to get rid of evil that Missy and the "New Age Dudes" say which sends Bill and Ted to Hell is "Ed and Chris will rule the world" said backwards. Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson are the writers of the film. Watch this scene with subtitles on and you will see.

Trivia: In the credits, the Camera Operator is listed as "Evil" Bill Poe and the First Assistant Camera is listed as "Good" Bill Clevenger.


Trivia: Writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon play "Ugly" and "Stupid" seance members, respectively. They also appeared in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure as "Ugly" and "Stupid" waiters.


Trivia: Director Peter Hewitt also plays "The Smoker" in the film. In the acting credits for the role he is listed as "Max Magenta." Max Magenta is a character of his from his short "The Candy Show" that he wrote and directed.


Trivia: In the seance scene, when Missy opens the book with the cover "Riddance of Evil" the text reveals it's actually "Four Seasons" by Stephen King. (This is just before she finds the page with the chant). Trivia, not a mistake, because the text is only visible by pausing.

Other mistake: Just before the evil robots capture Bill and Ted's girlfriends, after they crash through the window, the girlfriends ask the robots: "Who are you?" and Bill goes "Well, I'm really Evil Ted!" and unzips himself and out pops Evil Ted, and the other robot goes, "And I'm really Evil Bill!" and out pops Evil Bill. When the robots are herding the girlfriends out just before knocking them out with their breath, you can see two sets of clothes in the bottom left corner if you watch closely.

More mistakes in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Ted: You are a most excellent scientist, Station.
Bill: Yeah! Plus, you got an excellently huge Martian butt!
Big Station: Station!

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