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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

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Cast

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Muddy Grimes (voice)
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Dallas Grimes (voice)
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Jacqueline Barba ...
FBI Agent Hurly (voice)
Pamela Blair ...
Flight Attendant / White House Tour Guide (voice)
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Tony Darling ...
Motley Crue Roadie #2 / Tourist Man (voice)
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French Dignitary (voice) (as Francis DuMaurier)
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Motley Crue Roadie #1 (voice) (as Earl Hofert)
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Storyline

Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it, and, who knows, maybe even score. On the way they encounter a murderous smuggler of a deadly virus and his treacherous wife, an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, a couple of rather familiar looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Dreesen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady and of course Mr. Anderson and his trailer. Can the Great Cornholio save the day? Uh-huh. Huh-huh. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Rated PG-13 for continuous crude sex-related humor and language, and for a drug-related scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beavis et Butt-Head se font l'Amérique  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,114,233, 22 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,071,133, 13 April 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The white trash hoodlums that steal Beavis and Butt-Head's television are not unique to the movie. Their names are Ross and Harlan, and they previously appeared on the series robbing Stewart's house. See more »

Goofs

When Beavis and Butt-Head dance while "Love Rollercoaster" plays, the floor changes from carpet to tile, and back to carpet again. See more »

Quotes

[finds a switch in Hoover Dam labeled "Master Station Control" and tries to read it]
Butt-head: Uh, Master-a... Masturbation Control?
[flicks the switch several times, making the lights in Las Vegas turn on and off]
Butt-head: Hey, Beavis, check it out! I'm masturbating.
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Crazy Credits

A big band version of Mr. Van Drissen's Lesbian Seagull song plays over the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Gone Shootin'
Written by Malcolm Young (as Malcom Young), Angus Young and Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of EastWest Records America
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"Huh-huh-huh, you said anus!"
7 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a lot more than I expected to. I was never very taken with Beavis and Butthead's short sketches on MTV, and in truth they've never really taken off in England the same way they did in the States. The somewhat obvious satire lacks the gentle wit of Mike Judge's other creation, "King of the Hill", and spending 80 minutes in their company was a dubious prospect.

However, ...Do America sensibly opens out the scope, taking in less broad targets. For a start, we have Beavis and Butthead's hippie teacher, who gently strums his spiritual song, "Lesbian Seagull". It's a testament to the profile of the cartoon that Englebert Humperdinck gives his own rendition of this for the end titles. But best of all is their neighbour, redneck Tom Anderson (Catchphrase: "I'd love to get my hands on those two b******s for whacking off in my camper van"), who, while not the same character, has the exact same voice, personality and appearance of Hank from "Hill". Judge obviously knew when he was on to a good thing and built a series around this great character.

The plot is brilliantly silly, with the two boys getting involved, unwittingly, in a plot that sees a killer virus, attempted murder and the emergence of World War III. President Clinton even makes an appearance towards the end. Movie culture is openly lambasted, starting with King Kong, and taking in an opening title sequence (theme song by Isaac Hayes, a year before South Park) that parodies both Shaft and Charlie's Angels. Look out too for the climatic "slow motion" sequence.

Jokes are puerile, such as the two obnoxious leads laughing uncontrollably at the word "wood", or another scene where a man asks the pair "have you got a match?" "Yeah," replies Butthead, the slightly smarter of the two, "my butt and ... uh ... your butt". It's childish, but it made me laugh. Not the most subtle exercise in wit, the film is still a worthwhile, and, by it's own small ambitions, successful picture.


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