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Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure: A Guided Tour
Alex Winter takes us through the Circuits of Time

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Somehow, it's been 25 years since Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) mastered time travel in order to get pointers on their school history presentation. To celebrate this most triumphant fact, Winter joined us on the phone from Los Angeles to share his memories of the shoot. And to give it a novel spin, we're going historical figure by historical figure. Don't worry, it'll all make sense — we're professionals.

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NAPOLEON

Plucked from: Austria, 1805
Aka: "A very famous French dude"
Played by: Terry Camilleri

Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure, Napolean

"I love Terry. He's awesome. But we messed with him mercilessly, because he got so into the character. He was acting emperor-like, though he still did it in a fun-loving, crazy, Australian way — he's a wild Australian with a Napoleonic complex! I think they just ended up writing more and more for him, a bit like what happened with Billy Sadler as Death in Bogus Journey, because he was very larger than life.

"Reeves and I spent a lot of time with Terry because we had a lot of scenes with him. And to this day anybody who takes themselves seriously around Keanu Reeves is in for deep shit. We would hide from the ADs, steal the batteries from their walkie-talkies, lock people's trailer doors. And Terry was subject to endless ridicule and pranking. We would pull a silly face at him or say utter gibberish instead of our lines. We would resort to that, it's fair to say. "

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1 Fantastic
Just got the steelbook and watched it last night. Absolute classic! I know it's a cliche but they don't make 'em like this anymore. It'll probably be tarnished with a second sequel but nevermind. Party on dudes!! More

Posted by QuietLife on Friday April 4, 2014, 10:10

2 Eh up gov, we got us a comedian.
Is someone seriously slagging of Bill and Ted?? BILL AND TED?? For shame, for shame. *shakes head and leaves More

Posted by doug64 on Saturday March 29, 2014, 14:31

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It's interesting that Winter says this was filmed at Mall of America, because it wasn't filmed anywhere near there. Mall of America is in Minnesota, but as he says later, most of Bill & Ted was shot in Phoenix, Arizona. The actual mall used was Metrocenter, which is indeed in Phoenix. The mall has since been renovated and doesn't look the same as it did in the movie. It's also much, much smaller than the Mall of America. More

Posted by raygungirl on Thursday March 27, 2014, 07:03

4 What??
Mindless drivel? Perhaps, but as entertaining as it gets. I absolutely adored this movie growing up and still find it hugely enjoyable. Lighten up Peregrine Took! :) More

Posted by QuietLife on Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:16

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What I find most difficult to comprehend is the fact that a piece of mindless drivel like this has actually become a cult film. More

Posted by Peregrine Took on Wednesday March 26, 2014, 04:49

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