‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Was Never 78 Minutes Long — Why IMDB Thought It Was That Short

by Jeremy Spirogis
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill & Ted Face the Music

Bill & Ted Face the Music is 10 years within the making and almost 30 years coming. We haven’t seen Bill S. Preston (Keanu Reeves) or Ted “Theodore” Logan (Alex Winter) on display since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. They are again in a brand new characteristic size film, regardless of stories on the contrary.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill & Ted Face the Music
L-R: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves | Patti Perret / Orion Pictures

For a number of weeks, IMDB had listed the working time of Bill & Ted Face the Music as one hour and 78 minutes. The precise working time is nearer to 92 minutes. Screenwriter Ed Solomon and Dean Parisot spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet and cleared up the error. Bill & Ted Face the Music is taking part in in choose theaters and is out there on VOD Aug. 28.

The plot of ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ entails 78 minutes

It appears Bill and Ted solely get visits from the long run when there’s a disaster. Rufus (George Carlin) needed to stop them from failing historical past and getting separated. Then De Nomolos (Joss Ackland) despatched evil robotic impersonators to kill them earlier than the Battle of the Bands. Now Rufus’s daughter Kelly (Kristen Schaal) visits them with solely 78 minutes earlier than the top of the universe!

Bill & Ted Face the Music on IMDBBill & Ted Face the Music on IMDB
IMDB’s faulty working time itemizing | Screengrab

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“It came from the fact that somehow in the press it said Bill and Ted have 78 minutes that transpire in real time to find the song,” Solomon stated. “I think they thought that meant from the beginning of the movie. I’m pretty sure that’s what it was.”

‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ director takes the blame

Parisot takes duty for the faulty working time. In a Feb. interview with Empire, when the primary trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music got here out, he described the plot to the journal. Unfortunately, writers or database supervisors forgot to account for the components of the film that would happen earlier than or after the 78 minutes.

Bill & Ted Face the Music behind the scenesBill & Ted Face the Music behind the scenes
L-R: Anthony Carrigan, Ed Solomon and direector Dean Parisot | Patti Perret/Orion Pictures

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“Yeah, that’s my fault,” Parisot stated. “77 minutes and 25 seconds is all they have left before the destruction of all space and time. That’s what I said in that interview. I said they only have this amount of time before they have to [write the song]. It’s a ticking clock movie. So the whole movie takes place in that 77, 78 minutes. They misquoted it and said the whole movie was 78 minutes.”

Dean Parisot isn’t too upset concerning the faulty working time 

78 minutes can be fairly quick for a characteristic movie. Maybe an animated film might get away with it, however not live-action. Still, Parisot isn’t too upset concerning the 78 minutes being cited for a while. Besides, it’s all corrected now. When folks pre-ordered the VOD launch of Bill & Ted Face the Music, they got the right working time. 

“What can I say?” Parisot stated. “Of all the mistakes, that’s a pretty small one.”

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