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BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA

Beavis and Butt-head are two juveniles whose life is watching MTV. When their TV is stolen, the two set out to find a replacement set. Neither are quick on the uptake and thus inadvertently get involved in a murder-for-hire case involving a gangster, Muddy, who mistakes them for the hitmen he’s waiting for. They’r to ‘do’ his wife, Dallas. The boys translate ‘do’ to mean score! They've been hired to have sex with the woman! Cool! When they finally encounter her, a tough blonde moll, she hides a top-secret biological weapon, the X-5 virus unit, in Beavis' pants and sends them off to Washington where she says she'll meet them, suggestively. Little do they know that the government is after the device and Agent Fleming (voice of Robert Stack) will do anything to get it back. As they board a tour bus headed for D.C., they get to meet many people including an elderly lady on a bus (voice of Cloris Leachman) and tour the country, with the Agency always a step behind.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:

Well, if even the Americans find this film so so, what will we all make of it? For one who is not a regular (or even occasional) Beavis and Butt-head consumer, I found it more entertaining than I had expected. These two characters are created so stupid, gross and hopeless that it’s impossible not to grin: AT them and their antics. Like hiding out on a busload of nuns: but like all their outrageous escapes, it’s done by mistake. Problem is, I really believed that two stupid kids could fool all of America’s law enforcement agencies…huh-huh-huh. Their misery (at not being able to score with chicks) is our comedic pleasure. Their asenine behaviour on the plane is hilarious - but only because we’re not their fellow passengers. The cartooning seems to aim at simple, too, but it doesn’t matter. The acting talent in the voices is weighty and the inventiveness of the script maintains the film’s 90 minutes.

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BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA (PG)

(US)

VOICES: Mike Judge (does both), Cloris Leachman, Robert Stack, Eric Bogosian, Richard Linklater

DIRECTOR: Mike Judge

PRODUCER: Abby Terkuhle

SCRIPT: Mike Judge, Joe Stillman (based on MTV’s Beavis & Butt-head, created by Judge

EDITOR: Terry Kelley, Gunter Glinka, Neil Lawrence

MUSIC: John Frizell

RUNNING TIME: 80 mins

 

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: UIP

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: March 27 1997

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: CIC Video

RRP: $24.95







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